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  • Hematuria

    Hematuria

    What is hematuria? Hematuria refers to blood in the urine. Bleeding can arise within the urinary system in areas such as the kidneys, bladder or other parts of the urinary tract. Sometimes the blood is obvious like a clot and...

     
  • Foreign body ingestion and aspiration

    Foreign body ingestion and aspiration

    Through play, experimentation, or normal daily activities, children are likely to place foreign bodies just about anywhere. Once an object or food is in a child’s mouth, it can lodge in the respiratory tract (aspiration) or be ingested (swallowed) into...

     
  • Diarrhea

    Diarrhea

    Diarrhea is the frequent passage of unformed bowel movements. Its important to know what your childs stools usually look like. If the stools increase in number or become runnier than usual, this is considered an important change. Newborns often stool...

     
  • Dehydration

    Dehydration

    What is dehydration? Dehydration means not enough fluid is in the body. Younger infants and children are more likely to become dehydrated than older children or adolescents because of several factors, including a smaller fluid reserve, a higher metabolic rate,...

     
  • Belly problems and dehydration

    Belly problems and dehydration

    Children are frequently evaluated by their pediatrician or ER doctor for gastrointestinal complaints. Abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms in children and fortunately, in most cases represent a self-limiting (i.e. resolves on its own) infection known as gastroenteritis.Rotavirus, a...

     
  • Belly (Abdominal) pain

    Belly (Abdominal) pain

    All children suffer abdominal pain at one time or another. Most of the time there is not a serious cause; However, a few serious illnesses do exist for which abdominal pain is a prominent feature, including intussusception, appendicitis, ovarian torsion, incarcerated hernia,...

     
  • Appendicitis

    Appendicitis

    The appendix is a fingerlike projection from the base of the large intestine. Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Abdominal pain, which usually starts around the belly button and then localizes to the right lower abdomen, is the hallmark of...