Anorectal malformation ARM , also called imperforate anus im PUR for ut AY nus , is a condition where a baby is born with an abnormality of the anal opening. This defect happens while the baby is growing during pregnancy. The cause is unknown. These abnormalities can keep a baby from having normal bowel movements. It happens in both males and females. At birth, your child will have an exam to check the position and presence of her anal opening.
The extraordinary story of the girl born without an anus.
Anal Fissure in Children: Care Instructions
Pinworms are parasites that live in the intestines. The infection is spread by ingesting microscopic pinworm eggs. Young children often put their hands in their mouths and may not practice good hand hygiene before eating. An infected child may spread the infection if he gets eggs from the anal area on his hands and touches other children's hands or food. Eggs can get on objects such as shared toys, bedding, clothing, and toilet seats. Eggs can also get on surfaces when changing children's soiled underwear or bathing them. Pinworms are common among preschool age children and adults who care for them.
An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum anus. It can itch and cause pain. There may be bright red blood on the toilet paper after your child wipes. A fissure may form if your child is constipated and tries to pass a large, hard stool.
For year-old Aiesha Ross, she thinks none of those thoughts. Ross has spent her entire life just wanting to be normal. The sad reality is that bullies will always find something to tease you about, however Ross would probably prefer to be teased for anything else other than her medical condition. Aiesha Ross was born without an anus or rectum, as well as cloacal abnormalities that damaged the nerves in her spine. UK newspaper Metro explains that these nerves control her bowel and bladder, which means she has no control over them and has to wear a colostomy bag, using a tube to empty her bladder.