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

More information

After Your Child's Liver Transplant - English | Spanish

Appendicitis - English | Spanish

Before Your Child's Liver Transplant - English

Bowel Control in Children with Spinal Cord Injuries and Spina Bifida -English | Spanish

Bowel Obstruction - English | Spanish

Colonoscopy - English | Spanish

Constipation - English | Spanish

72- Hour Fecal Fat Test - English

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy - English | Spanish

GER or Gastroesophageal Reflux in Babies - English | Spanish

How to Care for Your Child's PICC - English | Spanish

How to Empty Your Child's Ostomy Pouch - English | Spanish

How to Feed Your Child Through a G-Tube (Gastrostomy Tube) or J-Tube (Jejunostomy Tube) - English | Spanish

How to Feed Your Child Through a Nasogastric (NG) Tube - English | Spanish | Arabic

How to Give a Saline Enema - English

How to Make a Fluid Honey Thick - English | Spanish

How to Use the Dr. Brown Bottle - English | Spanish

Jesse's Gift - An Organ Donation Story - English

Modified Barium Swallow or MBS - English

Overflow Encopresis - English | Spanish

Rectal Motility Test - English | Spanish

Upper Endoscopy or EGD - English | Spanish

Upper GI or Upper Gastrointestinal Series - English | Spanish

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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