Intussusception | Complications


Will my child be okay?

With prompt treatment, most children recover completely from intussusception. Occasionally, complications such as infection can occur if the intussusception is not treated quickly. If this happens, part of the bowel must be surgically removed. It is important to see your doctor quickly if your child has symptoms of intussusception.

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 07/96