Functional Bowel Disorder

Specialists in diagnosing and treating a range of disorders

Functional Bowel Disorder (or FBD) is when where there is a problem with how your stomach and bowels function.
When you have FBD, all your organs are normal, but you’re experiencing symptoms like nausea, feeling bloated, stomach pain, constipation and diarrhea. FBD’s are very common. Learn a little about each one below.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

(IBS) describes a group of symptoms that include lower stomach pain that may go away after having a bowel movement.

It can also include bloating, constipation, and/or diarrhea.

IBS cannot be diagnosed from an X-ray or a blood test. It is based on the symptoms the person reports to their doctor after other causes are ruled out.

If you are concerned you may have IBS, ask your doctor to refer you to us.

Chronic Constipation

Constipation is a common problem. Most episodes of constipation are self-resolving. Chronic constipation can be a debilitating issue for people that suffer from it.

As constipation is a possible symptom of Bowel Cancer, a change of bowel habit towards constipation will require a medical assessment, and often a Colonoscopy to investigate.

Our doctors will assess your symptoms and come up with a treatment plan for you. This may include medications, or sometimes surgery.

Defaecatory Disorders

Defaecatory Disorders are a common problem, especially in females. Difficulty initiating a bowel motion, incomplete emptying and rectal prolapses are examples.  

Such conditions can be uncomfortable, frustrating, and embarrassing. At Surgeons on Clarence we can help you. Our doctors will take a detailed history, perform a thorough examination, arrange appropriate investigation and recommend a treatment plan for you. 

We have a state-of-the-art Endoanal and Perineal ultrasound machine for assessment of Defaecatory Disorders.

Faecal Incontinence

Faecal Incontinence a term describing involuntary loss of bowel control. It can be embarrassing and distressing. There are many possible causes of this.

Assessment and treatment of incontinence requires expert care. At Surgeons on Clarence, our doctors have had extensive training in the management of Faecal Incontinence.  We also have a state of the art Endoanal Ultrasound machine for assessment and diagnostic purposes.

If you are suffering from Faecal Incontinence, ask to see us.

Functional Dyspepsia

(FD) is a condition that can include pain above your belly button, bloating and nausea (often without vomiting).

A person with FD may feel fullness in the stomach that prevents them from eating a normal meal. You may also have pain and/or bloating for many hours after eating. Unlike IBS, the pain does not get better after going to the bathroom.

Our doctors will first ensure that another problem is not causing your symptoms. Then they will discuss ways to help you manage your symptoms, providing you with the utmost care and support.

For the very best diagnostics, treatment and care - our team is here for you.