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Caring for children with chronic intractable constipation

Learn how our Gastroenterology, Liver and Nutrition Program cares for children with chronic intractable constipation.

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Our approach to chronic intractable constipation

Pediatric Neurogastroenterology, Motility and Autonomic Disorders Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is internationally known for its expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of motility disorders, including conditions that can lead to chronic intractable constipation. We take a multidisciplinary approach to help patients and their families cope with the physical and emotional toll of chronic intractable constipation and its symptoms.

Chronic intractable constipation services we offer


The team at Children’s Hospital can help with every aspect of your child’s condition, including:

Diagnosing and treating chronic intractable constipation

We offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art motility testing and are one of the few pediatric centers to offer manometry studies. A Sitzmark colon transit test or radioisotope transit study are often done before anorectal and colon manometry.

Treatment plans are personalized for your child and could include:


Our team has deep experience in treating the most difficult-to-manage constipation cases, and we’ll work together to improve your child’s quality of life.

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