When one portion of the bowel slides into the next, much like the pieces of a telescope, it creates an obstruction in the bowel. This, in turn, leads to swelling, inflammation, and decreased blood flow to the intestines involved. The medical term for this condition is called Intussusception.
Children with an intussusception have intense abdominal pain, which often begins so suddenly that it causes loud, anguished crying and causes the child to draw the knees up to the chest. The pain is usually intermittent, but recurs and becomes stronger. As the pain subsides, a child with an intussusception may stop crying and seem fine.
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