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Doctor insights on: Hirschsprung Disease Baby Stool Frequency

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How long does baby stool frequency associated with hirschsprung disease last?

How long does baby stool frequency associated with hirschsprung disease last?

Depends: It would depend on timing of definitive corrective surgery, antibiotic usage and resumption of normal diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Frequent Stools (Definition)

Your baby's bowel movements (stools) during the first two days will be black and tar-like (sticky and soft). Early and frequent breastfeeding during the first 48 hours will flush this sticky stool (meconium) from the infant's bowels. The stools will become somewhat runny or seedy. This is the normal stool consistency for a breastfed baby and should not be confused with diarrhea. During the first month, your baby may have a bowel movement after each breastfeeding. This frequency decreases with age. Don't worry if bowel movements occur after every feeding or every three days, as long as the pattern of bowel movements is regular and your baby is ...Read more


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Is hirschsprung disease dangerous to an infant?

Is hirschsprung disease dangerous to an infant?

Can be: Hirschsprung disease has occasionally gone un-diagnosed for a period of time & some kids have developed a severe enterocolitis & died during the illness. With diagnosis, monitoring& treatment a kid can have a realatively normal life. ...Read more

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Are mucousy or bloody stools in an infant associated with hirschsprung's disease?

Are mucousy or bloody stools in an infant associated with hirschsprung's disease?

Bloody stools: In an infant should absolutely be evaluated by your pediatrician asap. Hirschsprung's not a big one for bloody stools. Don't do online searches at your baby's expense. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is a hirschsprung disease, and how to you get it?

Congenital anomaly: Hirschsprung disease is a congenital anomaly of the large intestine that results in difficulty passing stool. It is treated with an operation. ...Read more

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What is hirschsprung disease?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hirschsprung disease?

What are the symptoms of hirschsprung disease?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do if hirschsprung disease runs in the family?

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. ...Read more

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My daughter has hirschsprung disease. How will this affect her?

My daughter has hirschsprung disease. How will this affect her?

Depends: Most children treated surgically for hirschsprung's will do well and live a normal life. A lot depends on the length of colon/intestine involved. ...Read more

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My son has hirschsprung disease. My wife tested neg. for cystic fibrosis. Are the two related? Should I be tested for CF? I'm 32 w/no issues.

My son has hirschsprung disease. My wife tested neg. for cystic fibrosis. Are the two related? Should I be tested for CF? I'm 32 w/no issues.

No, not related: Hirschsprung's disease is a congenital condition that leads to absence or lower numbers of nerve cells in the large intestine that are responsible for allowing the colon muscles to function, leading to constipation or inability to pass stool. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited recessive disorder of salt transport leading to thickened secretions. If your wife is negative, no need for you to be tested ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with hirschsprung disease, had surgery & ok now.3 yrs later bowel only open once a week after massaging my tummy.Should i be worried?

Need evaluation: This may be due to loss of ganglion cells in the pullthrough, that there is still hd and the pullthrough was not at the correct level, or you have hypertonicity to the sphincter (trial of Botox in the sphincter may help). Also, it was done late in life and the remaining colon may have lost motility because it had been 'obstructed' for a long time. Definitely need to be reevaluated and rebiopsied. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Hirschsprung Disease (Definition)

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