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  • Crohn’s Disease – Symptoms and Treatments

    What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a chronic disease of the intestinal tract. It involves inflammation of the wall of the intestines and can be present anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It most commonly affects the latter...

     
  • Vomiting in Children

    In children and infants it may not be easy to tell the difference between vomiting and passive “reflux” of the stomach contents. Nevertheless, the meaning is very different. Vomiting is an expulsion of the stomach contents in a manner coordinated...

     
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux

    What is Gastroesophageal Reflux All babies spit up from time to time. Normal spitting up results from having fed a little too much or a little too fast, or from being put in a position where there’s pressure on the full...

     
  • What is Constipation

    Constipation means having hard or painful bowel movements (BMs). If a child does not have regular BMs, but they are soft and not painful when s/he does have them, s/he is not constipated. Many parents (and grandparents) worry a great...

     
  • Intussusception

    Intussusception is essentially a prolapse or telescoping of 1 segment of intestinal tract into another segment of intestinal tract. The area of prolapse usually occurs at the junction between the small and large intestine. It occurs most commonly between the...

     
  • Diarrhea Treatment

    Diarrhea Treatment

    Diarrhea means having too many loose or watery bowel movements. Diarrhea can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or ingredients in various foods. Viruses cause most diarrhea, but bacteria cause some of the more dangerous kinds of diarrhea. Diarrhea can also be...

     
  • Treatment for Vomiting

    Treatment for Vomiting

    Vomiting is a very common condition in babies and children. Vomiting happens when the stomach pushes food and liquid backwards, up the esophagus, or food tube. People vomit for many different reasons. Infections are a very common cause of vomiting in...

     
  • Vomiting

    Vomiting

    Vomiting is the forceful throwing up of stomach contents through the mouth. Spitting up (most commonly seen in infants under 1 year of age) is the easy flow of stomach contents out of the mouth, frequently with a burp. What...

     
  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP)

    Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP)

    What is HSP? Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a form of blood vessel inflammation, or vasculitis. HSP affects the small arterial vessels in the skin, gastrointestinal tract and frequently the kidneys. The disease occurs primarily in children between 3 and 8...

     
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

    What is Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)? It is characterized by the triad of anemia, a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia), and acute renal failure. HUS is the most common cause of acute renal failure in children. HUS is a disease primarily seen...