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Posts About Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction

Posted by: Sarah Driesbach, CPN, APN , Alessandra Gasior, DO , Karen A. Diefenbach, MD on Jun 28, 2022


For patients who struggle with bowel and bladder accidents, there are many treatment options that can help. Treatment options include medications, physical therapy, behavioral training, mechanical bowel flushes, and sometimes surgery.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Toileting for Kiddos with Complex Colorectal Needs

May 25, 2021

With children who have complex colorectal needs, their toileting time may look different with less privacy and more time needed in the bathroom. These children may feel “abnormal” due to their colorectal needs and could lead to difficulty accepting their diagnosis or connecting with peers. Read More

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Colons and COVID-19: How CCPR Is Utilizing Telehealth

Feb 04, 2021

The Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction (CCPR) has always offered our existing patients follow-up care via phone, but with the advancements of telemedicine due to the COVID-19 pandemic we can now offer video calls in certain circumstances. Read More

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Senna-Based Laxatives for Kids’ Constipation: Are They Safe?

Dec 08, 2020

Senna-based laxatives are commonly prescribed to children by pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatric surgeons to treat constipation. In recent years, however, parents have had growing concerns that senna is not safe. Read More

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Botox for Defecation Disorders: Are There Complications?

Nov 05, 2020

You may have thought botulinum toxin was just for getting rid of wrinkles. However, for many kids with disorders that affect a child’s ability to pass stool, known as defecation disorders, botulinum toxin injections improve symptoms. Read More

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How and Why to Boost Fiber in Your Child’s Diet

Oct 13, 2020

Did you know that most Americans do not meet their recommended fiber intake on a daily basis? Fiber is an essential nutrient found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It contributes to our health in a number of ways. Read More

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Leaky Stool? Hard Stool? No Stool? It Could Be Functional Constipation

Aug 17, 2020

Functional constipation occurs in children who have constipation that cannot be explained by a typical cause. Learn more about the behavioral issues and treatment options associated with this kind of constipation. Read More

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Preparing Your Child for Colorectal Surgery

Jul 07, 2020

Hospitals can be an unfamiliar place and having surgery can make an already stressful situation worse. To prepare your child for surgery, it is important to be honest, but consider their developmental age before telling them about their upcoming surgery. Read More

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Long-Term Bowel Management: Letting Kids Be Kids!

Feb 18, 2020

Bowel management is an ongoing strategy that includes methods to manipulate stooling patterns in order to empty the colon of stool and keep children from having accidents. Read More