Intussusception | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of intussusception?

Symptoms of intussusception include:

  • Severe abdominal pain (that can last for 15 to 20 minutes at a time)
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Bloody stools
  • Fever

Intussusception is a medical emergency. If it is left untreated, it may cause severe complications such as infection or even death.

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