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Conditions

From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families. Children’s National Hospital provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

Aspiration

Aspiration is when something enters the airway or lungs by accident. Learn more about aspiration in children.

Constipation

Constipation is when your stools are painful or they do not happen often enough. Learn more about this condition and its causes and treatment.

Diarrheal Diseases

Diarrhea is defined either as watery stool or increased frequency (or both) when compared to a normal amount. It is a common problem that may last a few days and disappear on its own.

Dysphagia

Dysphagia means trouble swallowing. This condition can be long-term or it can come on suddenly. Learn more about this condition.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a long-term digestive disorder. It happens when stomach contents flow back up into the food pipe and cause symptoms or problems. Learn more about this condition.

Hirschsprung Disease

Hirschsprung disease occurs when some of the nerve cells that are normally present in the intestine do not form properly while a baby is developing during pregnancy. Learn more about this condition and its causes and treatment.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term disorder that affects the large intestine or colon. IBS causes painful belly and bowel symptoms. Learn more about this condition and the treatment Children's National offers.

Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a condition in which there is abnormal development of the back bones, spinal cord, surrounding nerves and the fluid-filled sac that surrounds the spinal cord. Learn more about this condition.

Urinary Incontinence or Enuresis

Urinary incontinence (enuresis) is the medical term for bedwetting. Incontinence is accidental or intentional urination in children who are at an age where they should be able to have control of their bladders. Learn more about this condition.