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Old 08-12-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
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My 10 week old Hirsprungs or twisted colon? HELP

My son (Waylon) is 10 weeks of age has not had a bm on his own w/o babylax for 7 weeks, decreased apetite, pediatrician pretty much told us we were over reacting, second opinion said it was possible hirschsprungs disease but after a barium enema which concluded that he had a enlarged and twisted colon he had a bm but strained very much during. We have an appt at children's hospital but the doc said if he continues to go on his own before that we will cancel. Mother's instinct tells me that they wouldn't have shown this twisted and enlarged colon if it were just constipation. Has anyone else had these problems with an infant and if so what happened. I don't want to make him go through all of this testing for nothing but I read that gangrene happens if a twisted colon is not taken care of......help please

 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:04 PM   #2
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Re: My 10 week old Hirsprungs or twisted colon? HELP

I don't have any experience with this but the best thing that my children's pediatrician taught me was to trust my intuition and go with my instinct. A twisted and enlarged colon sounds like it needs to be checked out.

Keep the appointment--even if they say everything is OK you'll feel better.

Maggie

 
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Old 08-12-2005, 02:37 PM   #3
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Re: My 10 week old Hirsprungs or twisted colon? HELP

Children's hospital is probably the best place to get a diagnosis. DS was born with a twists and blockage in his small intestine caused by meconium illieus -- sticky poo. He recovered fine from his surgery and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

 
Old 08-13-2005, 07:53 PM   #4
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Re: My 10 week old Hirsprungs or twisted colon? HELP

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Originally Posted by maggiemoo
I don't have any experience with this but the best thing that my children's pediatrician taught me was to trust my intuition and go with my instinct. A twisted and enlarged colon sounds like it needs to be checked out.

Keep the appointment--even if they say everything is OK you'll feel better.

Maggie
Thank you...I think I will feel better too!!! Keeping the appt.

 
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