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Were you looking for information about Hirschsprung's Disease? Hirschsprungs is a common alternate spelling of Hirschsprung's disease.
Hirschsprung's disease is a medical condition in which the large intestine is affected, and severe constipation is caused as a result. It usually occurs in children before birth. The disease is not caused by anything the mother did while she was pregnant.
This is a serious disorder that needs to be treated right away. Potential complications of untreated Hirschsprung's disease include infection, bursting of the colon, and even death. Treatment generally involves options such as pull-through surgery or, sometimes, an ostomy. Most children with this disease lead normal lives after treatment.
(Click Hirschsprung's Disease for more information about the causes of this condition, the symptoms that may appear, and the treatment options that are available to help prevent serious complications. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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