10 doctors weighed in:
If you think your child has toxic megacolon, what should you do first?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric
5 doctors agree
In brief: Go to the nearest ER
This is a life- threatening illness that requires immediate treatment.

In brief: Go to the nearest ER
This is a life- threatening illness that requires immediate treatment.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Call Dr. or go to ER
Toxic megacolon is a serious problem. Parents need to contact the primary care doctor or gastro-intestinal specialist.
Hospitalization and treatment is needed. The large intestine, already stressed by inflammatory bowel disease or infection, one day stops moving and dilates full of air. The infection can spread throughout the large intestine, into the blood, and cause sepsis, shock, and death.

In brief: Call Dr. or go to ER
Toxic megacolon is a serious problem. Parents need to contact the primary care doctor or gastro-intestinal specialist.
Hospitalization and treatment is needed. The large intestine, already stressed by inflammatory bowel disease or infection, one day stops moving and dilates full of air. The infection can spread throughout the large intestine, into the blood, and cause sepsis, shock, and death.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Act quickly
Go to emergency room, let your doctor know.
An abdominal film will help confirm the presence or absence of toxic megacolon.

In brief: Act quickly
Go to emergency room, let your doctor know.
An abdominal film will help confirm the presence or absence of toxic megacolon.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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