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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 is when something enters the airway or lungs by accident. Learn more about aspiration in children.
Constipation is when your stools are painful or they do not happen often enough. Learn more about this condition and its causes and treatment.
Diarrhea is when bowel movements are loose and watery. Learn more about this condition.
Dysphagia means trouble swallowing. This condition can be long-term or it can come on suddenly. Learn more about this condition.
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.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term disorder that causes painful belly and bowel symptoms. Learn more about this condition.
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 (enuresis) is the medical term for bedwetting. Learn more about this condition.