Most babies have a normal large intestine which helps in water absorption and waste product removal. Hirschsprung's disease is a congenital disorder where the large intestine doesn’t possess nerve cells. This aide in releasing stool from the infant’s body. It happens when the baby is missing a nerve cell in the colon muscles.
Most children with Hirschsprung's disease manifests the sign-in first few weeks. Sometimes the symptoms show late in childhood and sometimes in the adult too. The signs which manifest themselves since birth are:
How is Hirschsprung's disease diagnosed in the baby?
We diagnose Hirschsprung's disease in an infant through these methods. It is the precise way to provide healing treatment based on the severity.
The type of treatment is dependent on the severity of the situation. Being congenital in nature surgery is the only option to heal this condition. The best age for surgery is between infancy. We use laparoscopic surgery to heal this ailment.
After surgery large intestine gets fully healed and the child can pass the stool easily. Sometimes the kids develop symptoms like constipation and bowel control problems but it is treatable with medicine. It is best to consult the best pediatric urologist in Delhi to ease these conditions.
There is pain associated with this disease as the child experiences swelling, constipation, pain and infection. This pain will go away with the surgery.