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Hirschsprung’s dis­ease is a rare dis­or­der in which a sec­tion of bowel fails to move stool along, caus­ing se­vere con­sti­pa­tion. It’s due to miss­ing nerve cells. Com­mon symp­toms in­clude an in­abil­ity to pass stools, a swollen tummy and vom­it­ing green fluid. Surgery is needed to re­move the af­fected sec­tion of bowel and to con­nect the healthy parts.

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