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Does Hirschsprung Disease Cause Failure To Thrive
Constipation: Hirschsprung's disease is one that occurs in utero. It is the failure of the large intestine to populate with the right nerve cells. The intestine has two systems. One causes contraction and one causes relaxation. This is the basis for perstalsis or the movement that propels material through our intestine. Hirschsprung's disease lacks the relaxing nerves thus colon is contracting and obstructing.See 1 more doctor answer
Bowel problem: Hirschsprung is a disease of the intestine which is missing the nerves required to allow relaxation of the bowel so the stool can pass. It is disease the occurs in utero and is usualy diagnosed in the newborn or young child and can be corrected by a surgeon who specializes in pediatric surgery.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: In general, most patients with properly performed correction of H.D.Do extremely well with no long term impact. However, some have issues with constipation, recurrent disease, enterocolitis (inflammation of the intestine). The key is early diagnosis and treatment by pediatric surgeons experienced in the care. If, patient has very long segment disease or small bowel hd, long term prob may exist.See 3 more doctor answers
Congenital condition: Congenital problem with lack of ganglion cells in portions of the large bowel. Sometimes inherited in some families. There is no way to prevent condition. Therapy is with surgery.See 2 more doctor answers
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Provide information: There are some forms of hd that occur in familities and that may be the case here. A full term child should pass meconium (first stool) within 48 hours. If not, baby should be evaluated for hd. In preemies, on 80% pass stool at 48hours so it may be less likely. Also, rarely to preemies have hd-unkonwn why. However, you must tell your doc about this history so he/she can consider this if issues a.See 3 more doctor answers
Yes: There are several. You can google hirschsprung's disease and you will be surprised.See 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: First hirschsprung's has to be confirmed by full thickness biopsy of the rectum. The pathology should be read by a pediatric pathologist accustomed to looking for ganglion cells. If positive then a primary pullthrough or leveling colostomy can be performed depending on the presence of colitis and the experience of the pediatric surgeon.See 1 more doctor answer
GERD, ZENKERS, TEETH, G: Commonest cause of bad breath is from teeth, gums and bacterial growth on tongue other causes are eating foods containing garlick, onions and spices from sinus infestion gatro esophageal reflux and zenkers diverticulm a rare disorder bad breath is not caused by hirschsprung disease which is diagnosed and treated in neonatal period, infancy and early childhood.See 3 more doctor answers
Rectal suction biops: Rectal suction biopsy can be diagnostic. If indeterminate you need a full thickness biopsy
Please can you advise me what to do and what are the treatment for hirschsprung disease because my daughter is very ill and we are from iraq?
Irrigations: If your child is very ill, irrigations with saline in small volumes in and out which can decompress the colon and bypass the obstruction. This is a temporizing measure. If she is sick, she needs attention. Someone diagnosed hd and should refer you to a pediatric surgeon for care.See 2 more doctor answers
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