A to Z: Intussusceptionenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgIntussusception is a problem with the intestine in which one portion of the bowel slides into the next.intussusception, intestine, bowel, digestive, cramps, abdominal pain, vomiting, drowsiness, viral infection, virus, CD1Emergency Department, CD1Gastroenterology03/27/201304/05/201909/02/2019fdc23bb1-e208-4270-b9ad-e5a48f7b6a3bhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-intussusception.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/intussusception.html/">Intussusception</a> is a problem with the intestine in which one portion of the bowel slides into the next, much like the pieces of a telescope.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Intussusception can cause a blockage in the bowel, which in turn leads to swelling, inflammation, and decreased blood flow to the part of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/digestive.html/">intestines</a> involved. If left untreated, intussusception can cause severe complications, which are directly related to the amount of time that passes from when the intussusception occurred until it's treated.</p> <p>Usually, the cause of intussusception is not known. In some cases a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-viral.html/">viral infection</a> is thought to be the trigger. It occurs most often in kids between 6 months and 2 years of age. After being treated for intussusception, kids generally get better without any complications.</p> <p>A certain kind of enema containing air or a chalky liquid called barium is used to both diagnose and treat intussusception.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Intussusception is a medical <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/emergency-room.html/">emergency</a>. If you're concerned that your child has some or all of the symptoms of intussusception &mdash; such as repeated crampy abdominal pain, vomiting, drowsiness, or passing stools (poop) mixed with blood and mucus (known as currant jelly stool) &mdash; call your doctor or emergency medical services immediately. Most children recover completely after proper treatment.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
IntussusceptionIntussusception is the most common cause of bowel blockages in very young children. Quick treatment can help them recover without lasting problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/intussusception.html/82fac34f-012b-4f82-ae74-9b2e052728d0
RotavirusRotavirus infection affects most kids and is one of the most common causes of diarrhea. A vaccine to prevent it is now recommended for all kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rotavirus.html/f213231c-41fc-4b8c-9998-4ef4d479d5fa