Hirschsprung disease

Healthcare/Doctors

If I have Hirschsprung Disease, what should my doctor know about managing the disease?

If you have Hirschsprung disease your doctor should know that surgery is usually required to treat Hirschsprung disease. They should also know to look out for signs of constipation and incontinence after the surgery is performed.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/hirschsprung-disease/healthcare-doctors/3151 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-15

References

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

Wesson, David. "Congenital aganglionic megacolon (Hirschsprung disease)" UpToDate. May 2016. Web. 14 Jun. 2016. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/congenital-aganglionic-megacolon-hirschsprung-disease?source=search_result&search=Hirschsprung%E2%80%99s+Disease&selectedTitle=1~66

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