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Digestive System

Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE)

An antegrade continence enema, or ACE, is a different way to give an enema. Enemas can help someone poop if they become constipated or have another problem moving their bowels.

Appendectomy

It's important to understand the ins and outs of an appendectomy so you know what to expect if your child has this procedure.

Biliary Atresia

Biliary atresia is when a newborn has blocked bile ducts in the liver. If a baby’s jaundice doesn’t improve by 2 weeks of age, doctors might suspect the condition.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease happens when someone has a food intolerance to gluten. Here's how to manage symptoms and prevent damage to the intestines.

Chylous Ascites

Chylous ascites is when chyle collects in the belly. Depending on what's causing it, doctors can treat chylous ascites and often cure it.

Chyluria

Chyluria is when there is chyle in the pee. Depending on what's causing it, chyluria can be treated and often can be cured.

Constipation

Constipation is a very common problem among kids, and it usually occurs because a child's diet doesn't include enough fluids and fiber. In most cases, simple changes can help kids go.

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic condition that causes parts of the bowel to get red and swollen. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms, prevent other problems, and avoid flare-ups.

Diarrhea

Most kids battle diarrhea from time to time, so it's important to know what to do to relieve and even prevent it.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis is inflammation of the esophagus. Most people with the condition improve with treatment.