Diarrhoea and Change in bowel habit

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Blood in stool or poo
  • Abdominal pain
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Bloody diarrhoea

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Bowel Cancer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Unusually tired
  • Stomach cramps
  • Change in bowel habit

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Crohn's disease.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome ( IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Passing excessive wind

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Irritable bowel syndrome.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term (chronic) condition affecting the colon.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloody diarrhoea
  • Unable to completely empty bowels
  • Mucus in stool or poo

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Ulcerative colitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.