FAQ 22

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme helpline is 0800 707 6060

I suffer from haemorrhoids (piles). Will this interfere with the screening test?

If you have haemorrhoids (piles) at the moment then there's more chance that you will get an abnormal result. An abnormal result may be due to blood from your haemorrhoids or from another bowel condition. Anyone with an abnormal result is offered colonoscopy in order get a diagnosis.

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