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How long does fussiness associated with intussusception last?

How long does fussiness associated with intussusception last?

Indefinite: The fussiness of intussusception lasts as long as the blockage is ongoing. Once relieved by either enema or surgery, the fussiness will subside. ...Read more

Dr. Federico Seifarth
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Intussusception (Definition)

Intussusception is a condition where the bowel telescopes on itself. It occurs in 0.07% of infants and is most common between 4 - 9 months of age. It produces signs and symptoms of bowel blockage - Vomiting (in 81%), Bloody poos (in 61%) and abdominal pain (59%). The poos are sometimes said to look like red currant jelly. Ultrasound confirms the diagnosis. Treatment: ...Read more


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How long does shallow breathing associated with intussusception last?

How long does shallow breathing associated with intussusception last?

May not be related: Shallow breathing is typically not associated with intussusception. Sometimes children with intussusception can have lethargy. After successful reduction, lethargy should improve quickly. ...Read more

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How long does vomiting associated with intussusception last?

How long does vomiting associated with intussusception last?

12 - 24 hours: After the intussusception is reduced it should resolve very quickly. If symptoms remain present medications to prevent nausea can ber used. If surgery is required it may take 2-3 days before normal bowel function resumes. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal pain associated with intussusception last?

How long does abdominal pain associated with intussusception last?

Varies: The abdominal pain with intussusception is intermittent. It comes and goes. Once the intussusception is resolved the pain will be gone instantly. Treatment may involve an air/contrast enema or surgery if reduction is unsuccessful. ...Read more

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How long does blood in stool associated with intussusception last?

How long does blood in stool associated with intussusception last?

Less than a week: Depends on how severe the intussusception was. Usually after successful radiographic reduction, blood in the stool should resolve within a week. If there is persistent lower GI bleeding, then need to consider other causes (eg polyps, meckel diverticulum, etc) that could account for both problems. ...Read more

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My 3.5 yr old had surgery for intussusception last month. He has complained 3x tonight of tummy pain and it woke him up once. Should i be concerned ?

Yes. call your MD: Better take to e r , recurrence of intussusception , or telescoping of bowel can occur . Please take to e r they will assess , will make sure it in not a recurrence.And send him home, . ...Read more

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Do lots of people get intussusception, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get intussusception, or is it unusual?

Rare: Intussusception is primarily seen in young infants. When seen in older children ( over 3 years) or adults a lead point must be excluded. The lead point could be a tumor and the intussusception is the first sign. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to have a intussusception and not have all the really bad symptoms?

Can it be possible to have a intussusception and not have all the really bad symptoms?

Yes: Intussusceptions occur all the time and resolve spontaneously. It occurs commonly in babies under 1 year of age. Rarely is there a cause. In older patients, when it occurs and does not resolve on its own, there is usually a cause and will need operative intervention. ...Read more

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Any treatment advice on intussusception?

Any treatment advice on intussusception?

Depends: Intussuception can be treated by using a hydrostatic enema with xray or ultrasound guidance. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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What is the result of xray in intussusception?

What is the result of xray in intussusception?

Barium enema: Intussusception is when the small intestine telescopes into the large intestine. It can cause pain, cramping, lethargy, and bloody stools. A barium or air contrast enema administered in a hospital can often reduce it and avoid surgery. This works about 75% of the time. In some instances surgery is needed to reduce the defect and in rare instances a bowel resection may be required. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more