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Topic: Constipation, difficult to pass stools

  1. Fact Sheet: Defecation Disorders after Surgery for Hirschsprung's Disease


    By: Paul E. Hyman, MD

    Over 1,000 new cases of Hirschsprung's disease are diagnosed in the USA every year. More than half the children treated appropriately with surgery for Hirschsprung's disease suffer from chronic problems with constipation, incontinence, and/or abdominal pain. Even as adults, over half will experience occasional episodes of incontinence, and 10% will endure constipation unresponsive to medical management. Nonetheless, adjustment for teenagers and young adults with Hirschsprung's disease is not different than for healthy children; successful adjustment depends largely on family support. Revised and updated 2009.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Bowel Problems in Adults After Surgical Treatment for Childhood Hirschsprung’s Disease


    By: Kasaya Tantiphlachiva, MD; Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FRCP (LON)

    Hirschsprung’s disease is a rare illness that people are born with (congenital). It occurs annually in about 1 in 5,000 live births. In Hirschsprung’s disease there is a lack of nerve cells (ganglion cells) in segments of the intestinal tract located in the colon and/or rectum.

    The treatment is surgery to remove the abnormal bowel segment and restore bowel continuity. Following surgical treatment, most children have a good outcome, but some have persistent bowel problems such as constipation, soiling, fecal incontinence, and inflammation in the colon (enterocolitis). These symptoms can impact the quality of life, which also needs to be addressed.

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  3. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 20.01 - 2011 No 1 - ELECTRONIC PDF


    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 19.03 - Fall 2010 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • April is IBS Awareness Month
    • IBS Symptom Changes you Should not Ignore
    • Research News
      - Detecting Barrett’s Esophagus
      - Treating Gastroparesis
      - Mind-Body Therapy
      - Treating Constipation
      - C. Difficile Treatment
      - Short Bowel Syndrome Treatment
    • Industry Treatment News
    • Foundation Update
      - Patient Needs Expressed
      - Professional Events
    • Legislative Update
      - Priorities for 2011
      - Register for our 2011 Capitol Hill Advocacy Day
      - DDNC Public Policy Forum
    • Hope Through Research
    • Community News
      - Digestive Health Alliance Benefit Regatta
      - First Annual Walk by the Bay

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.


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  4. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 18.01 - Spring 2009 - ELECTRONIC PDF


    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 18.01 - Spring 2009 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • IBS Awareness Month Poster
    • Research Report from IFFGD - IBS Patients: Their Illness Experience and Unmet Needs
    • Dyssynergic Defecation: a Common Cause of Chronic Constipation
    • Digestive Health Research: Treatment Guideline for IBS
    • Editorial: Treating Functional Constipation in Children
    • Clinical Corner
      - Diet Advice for Barrett’s Esophagus and GERD?
      - When is Endoscopy Recommended for GERD?
    • Soiling Solutions in Children
    • I Have a Gut Problem: Which Doctor Should I See?

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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