Dr Dafydd Bowen Gastroenterology

Change in Bowel Habit

An alteration in normal or typical bowel function can often cause concern. It is normal for bowel function to vary but sustained change may be more significant. A sudden change in pattern without explanation may be more significant.

Bowel cancer can cause this symptom, but most people with a change in bowel habit do not have cancer. Often to be certain that there is no cancer a colonoscopy may be necessary.