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A polyp is a small growth of extra tissue that forms from the lining of the intestine. Sometimes there may be no symptoms when the polyp is small.

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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is inflammation of the lining of the colon. UC is one of the major forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is sometimes hard to determine whether a person has UC or Crohn’s disease, another form of IBD. The colon, or large intestine, makes up the last few feet of the digestive

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a pain- predominant functional gastrointestinal disorder (p-FGID). p-FGIDs are “disorders of the gut-brain interaction” in which the brain signals and gastrointestinal (GI) tract are miscommunicating. This miscommunication can cause a variety of GI symptoms, with pain being a primary complaint. People with IBS experience chronic abdominal pain and altered bowel

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Clostridioides difficile Infection

Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) is a bacterium that is normally present in the body in small numbers. However, disruption of the body’s normal balance of bacteria can allow C. difficile to grow and cause infection, resulting in diarrhea. C. difficile produce a toxin. Therefore, infection with these bacteria causes colitis, or inflammation

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Colic is defined as episodes of inconsolable crying and fussiness in infants 1–4 months of age. While fussiness is typical in normally developing infants, those who experience colic have more intense and frequent episodes. Crying occurs without any obvious cause. Fits of crying tend to occur in the late afternoon or evening, but many infants

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Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is one of the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is associated with inflammation of the digestive tract. The digestive tract runs from the mouth to the anus and includes the stomach and both small and large intestines. Inflammation can irritate deeper layers of digestive tissue as well as the

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Chronic Diarrhea

Diarrhea is any increase in stooling frequency and/or water content (consistency) that differs from a child’s baseline.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the intestines that does not have an identifiable cause (such as infection). Pediatric IBD causes the immune system to become inappropriately active, causing injury to the intestines.

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North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation
The NASPGHAN Council For Pediatric Nutrition Professionals