Bowel disorder test

Test to determine if you have a disorder of the bowel.

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What is a bowel disorder test?

A test to determine if you have a disorder of the bowel. If you’ve been experiencing a ‘funny tummy’ – bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, bleeding or pain in your stomach – your consultant will order some diagnostic tests. This is to help them determine if you have a disorder of the bowel.

Before your treatment

You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time, you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.

We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.

The procedure

We offer a wide range of tests including blood samples and imaging such as CT, MRI scanning and endoscopy. This is a non-invasive procedure which examine the inside of your digestive tract using a flexible tube with a light and camera attached.

These all help to investigate and diagnose bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, coeliac/celiac disease, colitis and bowel cancer.

Laboratory analysis of blood, stool and tissue samples might also be used to diagnose and manage these disorders. Other common tests include those for anaemia, iron and vitamin deficiency, and the presence of blood in stools.

We pride ourselves on our clinical excellence, you’ll be looked after by an experienced multi-disciplinary care team.





During an initial appointment with a consultant, you will discuss your medical history and any symptoms you’ve been experiencing – such as constipation diarrhoea bloating and pain in your stomach.

Your consultant might recommend additional testing to help determine the condition you have.

Our patients are at the heart of what we do, and we want you to be in control of your care.

All of our nurses are of the highest standard and benefit from working in our modern well-equipped hospitals.

We’ve tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.

For more information on visiting hours, our food, what to pack if you’re staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.

Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.




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