Surgery may improve your child’s bowel movements or even make their bowel movements normal. But it doesn’t cure Hirschsprung disease, and most children will have some bowel problems off and on. Seattle Children’s provides follow-up care to monitor your child’s health, prevent problems, manage symptoms and give your child the best quality of life.
For children with Hirschsprung, issues like constipation are not treated the same as for children without this condition. This is why it’s important to get long-term care from a team of experts dedicated to giving your child the best possible care.
We understand how a child might feel about dealing with Hirschsprung disease or related problems, and we are careful to take your child’s feelings into account.
For support, you have access to social workers, child life specialists and many others. The RPM Clinic offers a 1-week Bowel Management Treatment Program for children who are old enough for toilet training and have trouble with bowel control after surgery.