Hirschsprung’s Disease | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • My child seems to be constipated a lot. Does he/she have Hirschsprung’s disease?
  • Will my child be able to lead a normal life?
  • Is there anything special I should feed my child to help him/her to feel better before surgery?
  • Is the surgery dangerous?
  • How long will the surgery take?
  • Are there any problems I should watch for after the surgery?
  • If I have more children, is there a chance they could have Hirschsprung’s disease?


Hirschsprung's Disease: Diagnosis and Management by J Kessmann, M.D. (American Family Physician October 15, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20061015/1319.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 12/06