ONE in five bowel
cancer patients ignore symptoms until their condition is lifethreatening and they need emergency treatment.
Diverticulitis also may result in large abscesses (infected areas of pus), bowel
blockage, or breaks and leaks through the bowel
Researchers delving into the chemistry of the bowel
have discovered a specific chemical link between the nervous system and the immune system.
He urged people to lose their shyness in discussing these taboo subjects in a bid to reduce deaths from bowel
More common symptoms are abdominal cramps, straining to move the bowels
, and bloody diarrhea.
The aim is to interfere with the conversation between the two organs by telling the brain to repair the faulty bowel
By the time I was diagnosed in July 2010 I was emptying my bowels
five times a day.
14) Interventions such as polyp removal or taking of biopsies should be performed on well-prepared bowels
due to the risk of bleeding and perforation of the bowel
movement (BM) is normally initiated when enough stool collects in the rectum.
This time, I saw a different GP who recognised my symptoms and referred me to hospital to be tested for bowel
cancer," she says.
Early detection of the disease is essential and symptoms to look out for include blood in stools, a lump in the stomach, diarrhoea or constipation lasting for two weeks or more, the feeling of still having to go to the toilet even after having emptied the bowels
, pain or discomfort in the stomach area, loss of weight, and fatigue.
In the new study, researchers looked at 85 patients with perforated bowels
who had surgery within 12 hours after undergoing MDCT.