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Bowel incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements, resulting in involuntary soiling.
Gallstones are collections of crystals of various substances in the bile. They look like small stones or gravel and they grow in the gall bladder.
Heartburn is also called gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or sometimes GERD) and it occurs when the acidic contents of the stomach flow backwards into the gullet.
Epidermoid and pilar cysts are commonly referred to as ‘sebaceous cysts’. These are smooth round lumps which you can see and feel just beneath the skin surface. They are very common.
Lipomas are soft fatty lumps that grow under the skin.
An inguinal hernia is a lump in the groin that occurs when the bowels or other tissues are pushed through a defect in the muscular wall of the lower part of the abdomen wall.
Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia (AIN) is a pre cancerous change in the skin in the perianal area caused by exposure to human papilloma virus (HPV).
Diverticulosis is a common condition of the colon that causes small pockets to form along its length.
The ‘large bowel’ is made up of the colon and rectum. Cancer that grows in the large bowel is known as bowel cancer and it effects 1 in 20 people.