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Bowel symptoms to look out for

If you’ve had looser poo for three or more weeks or blood in your poo at any time, your GP wants to know.  Chances are it’s nothing serious, but if it’s bowel cancer the time to know is now. 

Why? 9 out of 10 people survive early stage bowel cancer, but sadly only 1 out of 10 people survives late stage bowel cancer.  Seeing your GP promptly could save your life.

Bowel symptoms checker

It’s normal to see your GP about any one of the unexplained symptoms below.  If any one of them applies to you, see your doctor as soon as possible. You might find it helpful to print out our bowel symptoms checker; tick any box that applies to you, and show it to your GP. You’re not wasting anyone’s time by getting it checked out. Don’t wait for the symptom to get worse before you see your doctor.