Medical Dictionary: HD


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HD: Another name for Hirschsprung's disease.
HD (condition): Digestive problems from intestinal nerve defects.

HD: Hirschsprung's (HURSH-sprungz) disease, or HD, is a disease of the large intestine.

The large intestine is also sometimes called the colon. The word bowel can refer to the large and small intestines. HD usually occurs in children. It causes constipation, which means that bowel movements are difficult. Some children with HD can't have bowel movements at all. The stool creates a blockage in the intestine. 1

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1. excerpt from What I need to know about Hirschsprung's disease: NIDDK

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