Inflammatory bowel disease is the umbrella term for two conditions that cause chronic inflammation within the digestive system: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Ulcerative colitis causes swelling and sores in the colon, but with proper treatment, however, children can live happy, healthy lives.
Pediatric Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that can stunt growth in children. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that causes abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits, affecting the frequency of bathroom visits and the consistency of stool.
Condition marked by inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder in which the small intestine becomes inflamed and damaged by gluten, a protein found in many grains.
Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, can cause severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. It can be chronic, in which case it develops slowly over time, or acute, when it develops suddenly and lasts a short time.
A common bacterial infection of the skin that causes pain, redness, and swelling.
Blood in the stool can be an alarming symptom that signals underlying conditions from hemorrhoids to colon cancer.
A type of cancer that starts in the anus can can cause rectal bleeding and anal pain.