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Bile is an important fluid produced by your child’s liver and stored in her gallbladder. In a healthy system, it flows through a tube called the common bile duct to the small intestine, where it helps
Dysphagia is a term that means "difficulty swallowing." It is the inability of food or liquids to pass easily from the mouth, into the throat, and down into the esophagus to the stomach during the
Overview Intussusception occurs when a portion of your child's intestine folds inside another segment — this causes an obstruction that prevents the passage of food, which is being digested. The walls
The pancreas, a large organ located in the upper abdomen and behind the stomach, plays a very important role in digestion as well as in controlling blood sugar. Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas
Overview Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that cause respiratory (breathing) illnesses, such as a common cold, conjunctivitis (an infection in the eye), croup, bronchitis, bronchiolitis
Anorectal malformations are birth defects where the anus and rectum (the lower end of the digestive tract) do not develop properly. During a bowel movement, stool passes from the large intestine to
What is appendicitis in children? Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix (a narrow, finger-like pouch that branches off the large intestine). Doctors are not really sure what
Binge-eating disorder is a newly recognized condition believed to affect millions of Americans. Most people with binge-eating disorder have frequent episodes of eating what others would consider an
What is Crohn’s disease in children? Crohn’s disease (CD) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a condition in which one or more parts of your child’s intestinal tract become inflamed.
The experts in our Celiac Disease Program are some of the best in the country when it comes to diagnosing and helping families manage celiac disease with a gluten-free lifestyle. We also have a
Gallstones are formed from bile excretions from your child's liver. Here's how it happens: The liver normally produces bile. It drains into the first part of the small intestine where it aids in
Overview Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a bacterium that can be found in the digestive tract, urinary tract and genital area of adults. Although GBS usually doesn't cause problems in healthy women
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a digestive disorder that returns acidic or non-acid stomach juices, food or fluids back up into the esophagus. It is also called acid reflux or heartburn. When the
Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori, is a spiral-shaped bacterium found in the stomach. H. pylori secretes acid, damages stomach and duodenal tissue and causes inflammation and peptic ulcers.
Vocalization happens when vocal cords move together and vibrate for the production of a normal voice. Any process that affects the structure or function of the vocal cords can lead to a hoarse voice.
What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children? It can be very scary if your child is having recurring bouts of abdominal pain, cramping, blood in the stools and diarrhea that don’t seem to go
Iron deficiency anemia is a common blood disorder that occurs when red blood cell counts are low due to a lack of iron. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia in otherwise healthy children
Gastrointestinal polyposis is a term given to a group of disorders that are associated with the growth of polyps anywhere within the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, small intestine, and
Overview Pyloric stenosis is a common problem that occurs in babies during early infancy. Babies with this condition have vomiting as their primary symptom. The vomiting usually happens in infants
If your child has an ulcer, he has an open sore or lesion usually found on the skin or mucous membrane. An ulcer in the lining of the stomach or duodenum is referred to as a peptic ulcer. A peptic
What is ulcerative colitis in children? Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a condition in which one or more parts of the intestinal tract become inflamed. (Crohn’s
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