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Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Hirschsprung's Disease

Other conditions that may cause symptoms similar to those of Hirschsprung's disease include:

  • Colon blockage that occurs when meconium-the sticky, dark green or black substance that forms the newborn's first stool-becomes stuck in the baby's bowel (meconium plug syndrome). This may also mean cystic fibrosis.
  • An abnormally narrow or tight anus (anal stenosis) or other malformations of the anus or rectum.
  • A tumor growing on the inside or outside of the intestines.
  • A cyst growing on the inside or outside of the intestines.
  • Other nerve or muscle problems of the gastrointestinal tract , which are together known as chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction disorders. These are rare.
  • A blockage of the intestine due to part of the intestine not forming (intestinal atresia).
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Brad W. Warner, MD - Pediatric Surgery
Last Revised September 9, 2010

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Last Updated: September 09, 2010
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