Colorectal Conditions We Treat
Please see Imperforated Anus for further information.
Cloaca Anomaly is a major malformation of the intestinal genital and urinary tracts in females.
Cloacal exstrophy is a serious birth defect in which the pelvic organs do not form properly. It is a very rare problem, occurring is every 300,000 live births.
When a child does not have control over their bowel movements (past the age of toilet training- at least 4 years of age), and leaks solid or liquid (or mucous) stool from the rectum at unexpected times, it is known as fecal incontinence.
Constipation is a common symptom that refers to the inability or difficulty to produce a bowel movement. In some cases, the constipation can be so severe that it causes dangerous symptoms.
Hirschsprung's disease describes a congenital condition (happens before birth) where nerve cells in the wall of the large bowel (colon) that normally develop during intrauterine development are missing.
If a baby is born without an anus (the opening at the end of the digestive tract), then this birth defect is known as an imperforated anus.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are several related illnesses that cause chronic inflammation of the gut with swelling and damage of the bowel lining.
Neurogenic bladder means the bladder of a baby/child doesn’t empty properly because of problems with the brain, spinal cord or nerves that control bladder function, essentially paralyzing it.
When the rectum slips through the anus and is exposed, this is known as rectal prolapse.
Please see Myelomeningocele for further information.