Hirschsprung's Disease

Okay truly I don't know what I have aside from chronic constipation but there is a question mark in my medical notes for Hirschsprung's which is what i believe i may have.

I am writing because i am a bit down about my condition at the moment.
My childhood was affected by it... i grew up believing there was something wrong with me, not like i had a medical condition, but that i was just stupid in some regard... i would sometimes do these big bowel motions that would block the toilet, that was my main symptom as a child. I would also get slight staining in my underwear which was...

My nephew, Gabriel, who is now 6 years old, was diagnosed with Hirschprung’s disease  when he was born. Only three days after he was born doctors had to perform an emergency descending colostomy because of the magnitude of his obstruction. Everything went wrong from there. We live in Colombia, South America, and doctors have proven to have little knowledge about this illness. My sister is a user of our public health system, which narrows the possibility to access quality and specialized health care for Gabriel.
The biopsy results from a sample...

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