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What are the most common symptoms of intussusception? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Doubt You have it!

If you are old enough to ask this question it is unlikely you really have this problem. Intussusception is most common from 3-6 months of age with > 60% before 2y.
The intestine overides itself like a telescoping antenna, making flow restricted & triggering pain.Sudden onset of waves of severe crampy pain in a child who appears well between events.Vomiting, apathy loose stools.Dx is a challange.

In brief: Doubt You have it!

If you are old enough to ask this question it is unlikely you really have this problem. Intussusception is most common from 3-6 months of age with > 60% before 2y.
The intestine overides itself like a telescoping antenna, making flow restricted & triggering pain.Sudden onset of waves of severe crampy pain in a child who appears well between events.Vomiting, apathy loose stools.Dx is a challange.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Intussusception

This is an "acute abdomen" and a medical emergency.
Pt. Will have sever abdominal pain & may have vomiting, bloody stools. A part of the intestine invaginates into the distal portion and swelling of the intestine occurs. This may cut off or copromise the lood flowto the intestine& hence it needs to be corrected asap. Sometimnes it does correct by itself but seek medical care at once.

In brief: Intussusception

This is an "acute abdomen" and a medical emergency.
Pt. Will have sever abdominal pain & may have vomiting, bloody stools. A part of the intestine invaginates into the distal portion and swelling of the intestine occurs. This may cut off or copromise the lood flowto the intestine& hence it needs to be corrected asap. Sometimnes it does correct by itself but seek medical care at once.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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