Bowel Cancer Symptoms Checker

This is a professional website developed by doctors who diagnose and treat the majority of patients with serious bowel disease in the UK and Ireland – for further information click on ‘Provenance’ in the footer of this website.

People experience all sorts of bowel symptoms but there are three KEY symptoms to identify more serious bowel disease.

Bleeding from the bottom or rectal bleeding
Change in your bowel habit – including constipation and diarrhoea
Abdominal pain or discomfort

If you have any of these three KEY symptoms, click on “Start Here” below. If not try clicking on ‘More on Bowel Symptoms’ at the top of this page to see if your symptom is listed and if you have difficulty in understanding any of the treatments for your symptoms try clicking on ‘Treatment of Bowel Symptoms”.

You may also find the other sections listed at the top of this page helpful particularly self-treatment of bowel symptoms.

This website is advisory only, we hope you find it helpful.

Important: if your symptoms are severe or you also feel generally unwell or the symptoms keep coming back – see your doctor

Click here to use the online checker now