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What are the symptoms of hirschsprung disease?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Constipation: Inability to stool spontaneously without laxatives, suppositories or some form of rectal stimulation. Usually presents in newborn period, but can manifest latter if breast fed when infant transitions to formula or solid foods. Biopsy and barium enema are needed to make the diagnosis. Can be treated successfully with surgery.
Answered on Sep 8, 2014
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