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Cardiff Colorectal Centre at
Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Bowel symptoms we treat

  • Our Colorectal Centre is open to patients who have seen and referred by their GP with unexplained constipation, diarrhoea or rectal bleeding. We can provide rapid assessment, investigation and treatment for all common bowel symptoms.

    Read more information about the conditions we treat below.


    Symptoms that may require further investigation

    Rectal bleeding

    Any bleeding from your rectum (end part of the large bowel) or anus (the opening which stools pass from your body) should always be discussed with your GP. It is usually temporary and easily treated, but it can be a sign of something more serious. If it is due to a more serious condition, it is always better to start treatment as quickly as possible.

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  • Diarrhoea

    Diarrhoea can be described as an abnormal increase in the frequency, volume or liquidity of your stools. The condition usually lasts a few hours to a couple of days, however, if this condition persists consult your GP for further advise. Diarrhoea is typically associated with abdominal cramps.

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  • Constipation

    Constipation is a very common condition that affects people of all ages. When you are constipated, you feel that you are not passing stools (faeces) as often as your normally do, or that you have to strain more than usual, or that you are unable to completely empty your bowels. Constipation can also cause your stools to be unusually hard, lumpy, large or small.

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  • Anal pain / swellings

    Peri-anal pain: This is often very troublesome. Discomfort around the anal passage can be caused by common conditions such as haemorrhoids and splits in the skin- called fissures. These conditions can often be successfully treated.

    Anal itching is a common but aggravating problem. Anal itching occurs more often in men, and, most of the time, no cause can be identified. Anal itching occurs around and near the anus, which is the opening for the bowels.

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  • Bowel incontinence

    Bowel incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements, which means that stools (faeces) can leak uncontrollably from the rectum (back passage). Bowel incontinence is also sometimes known as faecal incontinence.

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Our colorectal surgeons treat a wide range of bowel conditions at Cardiff Colorectal Centre.
To arrange an appointment with one of our colorectal surgeons call us on 029 2073 6011.

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