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Testing for blood in your poo: the home test kit

What is a faecal-immunochemical test (FIT test)? You may know that the NHS offers national bowel cancer screening checks, by sending you a home kit. This home kit requires you to collect a small sample...

3rd April 2024

An unlabelled faecal immunochemical test sample tube lies on top of a sheet of paper that reads faecal immunochemical test test return envelope with instructions on top of a wooden table.

Who is Colin the Inflatable Colon?

You might know of the Guts UK charity legend, Colin the Inflatable Colon, but if this is your first time hearing of him, fear not, because you are in for a treat! Let’s get to...

20th March 2024

Colin the inflatable colon at an outdoor event

Flushing away the poo taboo, together!

What is it that stops us from talking about our digestive health, or poo, as openly as we’d talk about having a cold, a headache or back pain? After all, our poo is an indication...

7th March 2024

What are gallstones?

We’ve all heard of gallstones, but what are they, why are they made and who do they affect? What are gallstones? When produced, gallstones live in the gallbladder, which stores bile for us between meals....

24th February 2024

Vomiting and regurgitation: when should I seek help?

Digestive symptoms can be confusing and overwhelming. You may not know when to ask for help or where to turn. Today, we’re talking you through the differences between vomiting and regurgitation, and what symptoms to...

22nd February 2024

Lola’s Speech

In November 2023, during our  Kranky Panky Pancreatitis Awareness Campaign, Guts UK gave 16-year-old Lola the opportunity to share her story with a room full of pancreatic specialists. It took guts. This is Lola’s speech....

16th February 2024

Can you live a normal life with a feeding tube?

5th-9th February 2024 Feeding Tube Awareness Week falls in early February each year. There are misconceptions surrounding why people might need a feeding tube, or even judgement. People with digestive diseases can need a feeding...

8th February 2024