When your baby can’t poop: Rare condition that hinders defecation

Hirschsprung's disease arises from missing nerve cells in the intestine. It can be corrected by surgery

In Summary

• Hirschsprung's disease is caused by a birth defect. KNH records about 60 cases a year

• It makes stool stagnate in the intestines due to missing nerve cells in the lower colon 

Two days after baby Rooney was born in 2020, his parents were worried when he could not pass stool in his newly bought diapers.

The excitement about how their bouncing baby boy would bring joy ...

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