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What is a pediatric gastroenterologist and why would I need to bring my child to one?

Pediatric gastroenterologists treat children with gastrointestinal issues from the newborn period through the teen years, and in some cases, into early adulthood.

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What is functional abdominal pain?

Healthy children who repeatedly complain of stomach aches for two months or more may have something called “functional abdominal pain.”

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Dysphagia: swallowing difficulties aren’t just for the elderly

Because dysphagia can be a difficult symptom for children to verbally describe, there are different ways that children exhibit dysphagia.

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What is a low FODMAP diet?

A low FODMAP diet removes foods that have specific characteristics which can cause gas, bloating and/or diarrhea in people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

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Failure to thrive: My child is not gaining weight!

There are many factors that can cause failure to thrive (FTT) or malnutrition, such as illness or environmental, socioeconomic and behavioral factors.