Blood in stool or poo 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.

Diverticulitis

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (colon).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Left sided abdominal pain
  • High temperature
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Passing excessive wind

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Diverticulitis.

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