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  • Ectopic Pregnancy for Parents


    In an ectopic pregnancy, a fertilized egg has implanted outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. If undiagnosed, as the pregnancy grows, it can burst the organ that contains it and endanger the mother's life.

  • CAT Scan: Abdomen for Parents


    An abdominal CAT scan can detect inflammation, infection, injury or disease in the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, bowel, pancreas, adrenal glands, blood vessels, and lymph nodes.

  • Campylobacter Infections for Parents


    These bacterial infections can cause diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever. Good hand-washing and food safety habits can help prevent them.

  • Stomachaches for Parents


    Kids can have stomach pain for lots of reasons - not all of them related to the digestive system. Here are some clues about what could be going on.

  • Fetal Abdominal Cyst for Parents


    A fetal abdominal cyst is a bubble of fluid in a balloon-like bag in the belly of an unborn baby.

  • Aches, Pains & Injuries for Kids


    Ow! Find out all about bumps, bruises, broken bones, and more.

  • Intestinal Malrotation for Parents


    Malrotation is a type of obstruction caused by abnormal development of the intestines while a fetus is in the womb. Find out more about this condition and the complications it can cause.

  • Why Do Doctors Press on Your Stomach During a Checkup? for Teens


    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Umbilical Hernias for Parents


    An umbilical hernia shows up as a bump under the belly button. If a hernia doesn't go away by age 4 or 5 or causes problems, doctors may recommend surgery.

  • Stool Test: H. Pylori Antigen for Parents


    A doctor may request an H. pylori antigen stool test if your child has symptoms that indicate a peptic ulcer, such as indigestion, abdominal pain, a full or bloated feeling, nausea, frequent belching, or vomiting.