Constipation can lead to painful and hard bowel movements, sometimes resulting in fissures that cause some bleeding from the rectum.
The baby keeps running a fever with no other symptoms. What could it be?
All the signs pointed to appendicitis. But wait---it could be something less invasive.
Appendicitis is the great imitator. There is a classic presentation for acute appendicitis. However, it can take on the appearance of something entirely different.
Dr. Theriot relates a patient history demonstrating the dangers of swallowing coins.
Teenagers have trouble accepting and managing any chronic illness. Crohn disease is an example.
Dr. Theriot gives reasons for painful bowel movements in children.