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The path to a correct diagnosis

This website makes it easy to understand the pathway to finding a diagnosis for gut problems.

Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a person experiencing gut problems, or the parent of a young person with symptoms, we have information to help you.

What’s up with my gut?

Getting a diagnosis for gut problems is not always simple. If you have problems with your gut, not knowing the steps your GP may take or what will happen next can be stressful. It can also be difficult for healthcare professionals to always know the current best practice.

Having problems with your gut can be painful, worrying and embarrassing. It can be difficult to know what’s going on in your body and why you’re unwell. That’s why it’s important to talk to your GP and tell them about your symptoms.

Our information explains how your GP can help you and the steps that they should take to find out why you’re unwell.
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How we can help

For people with gut problems and parents of young people with gut problems, our information supports you while you get a diagnosis.

Explore the pathway and download the PDF guide to getting a diagnosis

For healthcare professionals, our information outlines the best practices to help patients get a diagnosis for lower gastrointestinal symptoms.

Find out more and access our resource for healthcare professionals

Making an impact together

We are a partnership of gut-related charities, healthcare professional organisations and patients that have come together to improve how people are diagnosed with gut problems.

Whether you’re a healthcare professional, patient or parent, we hope that our information ultimately helps people to get a correct diagnosis quickly, ensuring that they get the care they need.
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This information was developed by leading UK charities in partnership with healthcare professional organisations and patients.