11 doctors weighed in:

How will having hirschsprung disease mess up my health later in life?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Vinocur
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Vinocur
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The treatment for hirschsprung disease is surgery.
Talk to your surgeon or gastroenterologist. Outcome depends on the severity of the hirschsprung disease (how much of the colon has abnormal nerves). In many cases surgical treatment is very successful.

In brief: Depends

The treatment for hirschsprung disease is surgery.
Talk to your surgeon or gastroenterologist. Outcome depends on the severity of the hirschsprung disease (how much of the colon has abnormal nerves). In many cases surgical treatment is very successful.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. Thomas Riney
if you have made it to this ageafter your initial surgery without complications, you should not have any serious problems
Dr. Mark Gordon
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Results after surgery tend to stablize or improve a little.
Most don't have further long term problems if no associated syndromes.

In brief: Probably not

Results after surgery tend to stablize or improve a little.
Most don't have further long term problems if no associated syndromes.
Dr. Mark Gordon
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If correctly treated with surgery then you have no problems or perhaps minimal constipation from time to time that responds to mild laxatives or miralax (polyethylene glycol).

In brief: Depends

If correctly treated with surgery then you have no problems or perhaps minimal constipation from time to time that responds to mild laxatives or miralax (polyethylene glycol).
Dr. Troy Reyna
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