Hirschsprung disease

Diagnosis and Testing

Is there newborn testing for Hirschsprung Disease?

Hirschsprung disease is not included in the newborn screen done for all new babies. However, a biopsy can be taken from a newborn to diagnose the disease. If your child displays symptoms of Hirschsprung disease such as inability to pass stool (fecal matter), vomiting, or diarrhea, speak to their physician about a possible diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease.

"Hirschsprung’s Disease" National Organization for Rare Disorders. 2005. https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/hirschsprungs-disease/#standard-therapies

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