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Hirschsprung disease: congenital disorder of the colon in which the ganglionic nerver cells are absent leading to constipation. See detailed information below for a list of 17 causes of Hirschsprung disease, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or ...read more »
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that aid digestion, and they...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to " digestive...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more...read more »
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Medical Conditions associated with Hirschsprung disease:
Symptoms related to Hirschsprung disease:
Congenital aganglionosis, Aganglionic megacolon, Congenital dilation of the colon, Congenital megacolon, Meconium, Anorectal reflex, Chronic constipation, Enterocolitis, Trisomy 21, Down syndrome, Bowel obstruction (72 causes), Bilious vomiting, Abdominal distention (68 causes), Poor feeding (265 causes), Failure to thrive (955 causes), Myenteric plexus, Auerbach plexus, submucosal plexus, Meissner plexus, colonic lavage, full-thickness rectal biopsy, simple suction rectal biopsy, anorectal manometry, diverting colostomy, Swenson procedure, Duhamel procedure, Soave procedure, anorectal myomectomy
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