Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal Disorders

The gastrointestinal system (also known as the GI system) is the entire digestive tract, from mouth to rectum. Gastrointestinal disorders are any illnesses that involve the gastrointestinal system.

This section on children and gastrointestinal disorders includes information about:

  • chronic abdominal pain
  • Crohn's disease
  • gastrostomy
  • GER or gastroesophageal reflux
  • hepatitis
  • hernias
  • hiatal hernia
  • Hirschsprungs
  • IBD or inflammatory bowel disease
  • jaundice
  • liver
  • NEC or necrotizing enterocolitis
  • ostomies
  • pancreatitis
  • peptic ulcer
  • tube feeding
  • ulcerative colitis
  • vomiting

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After Your Child's Liver Transplant - English

I can tell you what rejection is and what the symptoms are.

I can tell you what is done to prevent rejection.

I can tell you what infection is and what are the symptoms.

I can tell you what is done to prevent infection.

I can tell you why handwashing is important.

I can tell you about the medicines my child needs to take after the transplant.

I can tell you what side effects of medicine to look for and what to do if I see them.

I can tell you where to get, how to store, and what to do if my child misses medication. 

I can tell you about my child's fluid and diet plan after the transplant.

I can tell you what my child is able to do after the transplant.

I can tell you who to call with questions or concerns after the transplant.

I can tell you about my child's follow-up appointments after the transplant.

Visit these websites for more information:

About Gastroesophageal (GE) Reflux - University of Virginia School of Medicine

Chronic Constipation and Encopresis - University of Virginia School of Medicine

Feeding Matters - Parent Organized Partnerships Supporting Infants and Children Learning to Eat

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