Hirschsprung disease

Diagnosis and Testing

Is there more than one test for Hirschsprung Disease?

There is more than one test to diagnose Hirschsprung disease. In addition to a biopsy of the colon (the last part of the digestive system that transports digested food and liquid from the small intestine to the rectum), a doctor may do an x-ray of the abdomen, measure how big the rectum is, and/or perform a barium enema which is a special x-ray of the the colon and rectum. For more information on these diagnostic tests speak with your physician or a gastroenterologist.

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