Colorectal conditions

Rectal Clinic

Our colorectal specialist team will help diagnose the condition you may have and will offer you an informative tailored treatment plan.

Acute & chronic anal pain

If the pain you suffer is unbearable and is not getting any better, or you have had strains of blood in your stools, you should get this diagnosed and treated. The causes of this may vary from constipation, haemorrhoids, anal fissure, anal fistula or sometimes STIs or fungal infection.

Anal discharge

Anal discharge is when substances other than your faeces come out of your rectum. This could include pus or mucus that you may notice on your stool or undergarment. This is commonly caused due to inflammatory bowel disease or an STI.

Anal warts

Anal warts (condyloma acuminata) appear as small spot on the skin encompassing your anus but can quickly spread in and around your anus and on the skin of your genital area. They are caused due to HPV.

Bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer or colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. If detected at an early stage, treatment is more effective. Your consultant will ask you to discuss your family history and conduct a thorough physical and rectal examination. This is followed by a colonoscopy and a sample being extracted from your colon for testing. You will be referred for a scan of your rectal and bowel done as well. Our team will guide you through the steps prior to your appointment.

Change of bowel habit (constipation / diarrhoea)

This includes any changes in the aspect of your bowel movements – consistency and colour of your stools, your bowel habits and your control over it. Change in your bowel habits could be a cause of some underlying medical disorder. If you do notice any of these changes you should get it assessed by a consultant.

Colon polyps

Colon polyps are small clumps of excessive tissue that develop in the lining of your colon (large intestine). They are usually harmless but can become cancerous over time. If you experience abdominal pain, blood in your poo or any change to your bowel movements you should get this checked.

Diverticular disease & diverticulitis

It is a digestive condition that affects your digestive system. Diverticula are small pockets that are formed on the lining of your colon (large intestine) over time. Lack of fibre in your diet can cause discomfort in your lower tummy (diverticular disease) or cause even more severe symptoms due to inflammation (diverticulitis).

Inflammatory bowel disease

IBD is a chronic disorder caused by extensive inflammation of your digestive tract. If you experience diarrhoea, stomach pain, cramping, bleeding ulcers or anaemia you should have yourself checked. IBD is rarely threatening but can be painful and disruptive. Crohn’s disease is a common type of IBD.

Pelvic floor disorder

When the muscles or tissues in your pelvic area weaken or get injured your ability to control or coordinate these muscles become very difficult. The most common pelvic floor disorder includes urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

Pruritus Ani (anal itch)

An itchy anus is a common condition that may be caused by skin related issues like eczemas, hygienic habits, environmental circumstances or medical conditions, such as infections, haemorrhoids or anal fissures among others.

Rectal bleeding

If you notice blood in your toilet, on your stool or on the toilet paper after wiping you most likely are suffering from rectal bleeding. The most common cause of this condition is haemorrhoid. Other symptoms include severe pain around your anus and tummy, lumps in your tummy, loss of weight and fatigue.

Meet the team

Learn more about our team of consultant colorectal surgeons and the rest of your care team.

Arrange an appointment with a consultant

108 Harley Street

108 Harley Street, London, W1G 7ET

+44 (0)207 563 1234