It’s important to note these symptoms aren’t always linked to bowel cancer.
Bloody diarrhoea with clear slime can be a sign of gastroenteritis (a tummy bug), and a common cause of stomach ache is trapped wind.
But if you experience any of these symptoms, no matter the cause, you should always see your GP.
Cancer Research UK advises: “Even if you’re worried about what the symptom might be, don’t delay seeing them. Your worry is unlikely to go away if you don’t make an appointment.