Dagmar, Czechia - chronic gastrointestinal discomfort
For many years, in fact, since school, I have suffered from gastrointestinal discomfort – bloating, constipation, abdominal pain.
Val McLean - bloating and water retention
I had been not feeling well for quite a while and was suffering from terrible bloating and water retention.
Martha Slater, United Kingdom - bowel inflammation
I was fine one minute and the next the flatulence had ripped the lining of my colon resulting in bleeding every time I had a bowel movement.
Lilly, United Kingdom - chronic pain condition and low immune system/IBS
I was in contact with illnesses a lot and it seemed I would catch everything around me. Apart from that I always battles IBS.
Alan - Irritable bowel
It all started years ago when I suffered daily diarrhea. After several colonoscopies, there was no conclusion and the treatment did not work. Again, I was referred to another hospital.
Andrea Panayi - Irritable bowel syndrome
I was diagnosed with an irritable bowel syndrome at the age of 16. I have tried a great deal of different preparations and there have been so many examinations that I did not count.
Doreen - stomach problems
Last year I felt mild but unpleasant stomach pain for some time. I use medication for type 2 diabetes and also drugs to reduce my blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Milo Pusten, 57 years - colon cancer
At the beginning of 2010 aged 51 I had a fairly peaceful personal and professional life until I was diagnosed multiple liver metastases. The primary tumour was in the descendent colon. I was started on palliative chemobiotherapy.