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Conditions

Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.

Intestinal Failure

Learn more about intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome in infants and children.

Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus

Intestinal malrotation is a birth defect involving a malformation of the intestinal tract. Intestinal malrotation is an abnormality that occurs while a fetus is forming in its mother's uterus.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder causing annoying and often painful abdominal and bowel symptoms.

Meckel Diverticulum

Meckel diverticulum is a small pouch in the wall of the intestine, near the junction of the small and large intestines.

Pyloric Stenosis

Pyloric stenosis is a problem that affects babies between birth and 6 months of age and causes forceful vomiting that can lead to dehydration.

Failure to Thrive (Poor Growth)

Failure to thrive is defined as decelerated or arrested physical growth (height and weight measurements fall below the fifth percentile, or a downward change in growth across two major growth percentiles) and is associated with poor developmental and emotional functioning.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which the lining of the large intestine (colon or bowel) and rectum becomes inflamed.