Hirschsprung's disease history and symptoms
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Hirschsprung's disease is commonly diagnosed within the neonatal period. The cardinal symptoms of Hirschsprung's disease include abdominal distension, delayed passage of meconium (not passed until 24-48 hours after birth), and vomiting.
- Delayed passage of meconium (not passed until 24-48 hours after birth).
- Ninety-four percent of Hirschsprung's disease cases are diagnosed before the patient reaches 5 years of age.
- History of longstanding recurrent constipation relieved by laxatives.
- History of progressive abdominal distention, colicky pain, or acute intestinal obstruction.
The cardinal symptoms of Hirschsprung's disease include:
Other common symptoms that can be observed in patients with Hirschsprung's disease include:
Adult Hirschsprung's disease
- Hirschsprung's disease is uncommon in adolescence.
- It appears as an ultra-short segment disease.
- Presents as a long-standing constipation requiring frequent laxatives.
- Other symptoms may include:
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