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My daughter has hirschsprung disease. How will this affect her?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Variable
There is a wide variability in the severity of hirschprung's disease.
Some cases are picked up early in infancy and require a surgical repair, while others are much milder and aren't diagnosed until adulthood. Generally, if the diagnosis has been established, surgical repair is the best option in order to prevent future problems with stool production, constipation, and intestinal stretching.

In brief: Variable
There is a wide variability in the severity of hirschprung's disease.
Some cases are picked up early in infancy and require a surgical repair, while others are much milder and aren't diagnosed until adulthood. Generally, if the diagnosis has been established, surgical repair is the best option in order to prevent future problems with stool production, constipation, and intestinal stretching.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Mark Gordon
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Probably not much
Following completion of corrective surgery, other than some lower bowel or evacuation problems, often not bad, most people do well.
Assuming no other non hirschprung problems.

In brief: Probably not much
Following completion of corrective surgery, other than some lower bowel or evacuation problems, often not bad, most people do well.
Assuming no other non hirschprung problems.
Dr. Mark Gordon
Dr. Mark Gordon
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