Hirschsprung HERSH-sproong disease affects the large intestine colon of newborns, babies, and toddlers. It makes them have trouble emptying their bowels. Most of the time, the problems with pooping start at birth, although in milder cases symptoms may appear months or years later. Treatment almost always requires surgery.
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From the colon, the stool moves into the rectum. Once or twice a day, stool comes in from the colon, and the rectum stretches to store it. As the amount of stool in the rectum increases, the person feels the urge to go to the bathroom. In a normal resting state, to keep stool in, the internal anal sphincter is contracted and the puborectalis muscle creates an angle in the rectum. As stool fills the rectum, the internal sphincter relaxes, but a person can squeeze the external sphincter to hold stool in.
Jackson Kuhn was born without a fully formed anus. A baby boy who underwent multiple surgeries and treatments in the first months of his life finally went home after being born with a rare condition that left him without a fully formed anus. Eight-month-old Jackson Kuhn has been in and out of hospitals ever since he and his twin brother, Jamison, were born in July. The condition leaves infants without a way to dispel waste themselves. The defect is rare, and only affects one of every 5, newborns and is slightly more common among boys than girls, the university explained.