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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Tired mom | 2019/01/23

Q.

Success rate for kids to normalise with hirchsprungs

Good Day, I have a 4 year old now that was diagnosed with hirchsprungs, was a late discovery and had a colostomy at 6 months. As I said he's 4 years now, we are still not really successful to a recovery or as I would say "normal" so I would like some more information on success rates or are there more options out there?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2019/01/23

Your question is very important. Surgery for Hirchsprungs is not a cure all. In fact the majority of children will still have some constipation. Bowel management programmes are usually needed using stool softeners or laxatives. So follow up is very important. In my experience it would be best for your son to be followed up by a paediatric gastroenter

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