Intussusception - Your Child's Experience

Not ready to share? Read other Patient Comments

Did your child experience an intussusception? Please share your experience.

Share your story with others:

MedicineNet appreciates your comment. Your comment may be displayed on the site and will always be published anonymously.Patient Comments FAQs

Enter your Comment

Tell us a bit about your background to make your comments more useful to other MedicineNet users. (Optional)

Screen Name: *

Gender of Patient: Male Female

Age Range of Patient:

I am a: Patient Caregiver

* Screen Name will appear next to the published comment. Please do not include your full name or email address.

By submitting your comment, and other materials (collectively referred to as a "Submission") to MedicineNet, you grant MedicineNet permission to use, copy, transmit, publish, display, edit and modify your Submission in connection with its Web site. MedicineNet will not pay you for your Submission. You represent that you have all rights necessary for MedicineNet to use your Submission as set forth above.

Please keep these guidelines in mind when writing your comment:

  • Please make sure you address the question asked.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of comments received, not all comments will be published.
  • When selecting comments to publish, our staff will choose those that are educational and complement the topic. Please try to stay on topic.
  • Your comment may be edited. We would typically edit comments to make them clearer and more readable. We will remove personal information such as last names, email and web addresses, and other potentially harmful information.
  • We will not notify you if your comment has been published. We suggest that you check back on the topic article regularly.
  • We do not provide medical or healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis.

Thank you for participating!

I have read and agree to abide by the MedicineNet Terms and Conditions and the MedicineNet Privacy Policy (required).

To prevent our systems from spam, please complete the following prior to submitting your comment.

Please select the white square:

What is intussusception?

Intussusception is the telescoping of one segment of intestine into another adjacent distal ("downstream") segment of the intestine. (The term "intussusception" is pronounced "in-tuh-suh-sep-shun" with the accent on the "in." It comes from the Latin "intus", within + "suscipere", to receive = to receive within). Common mispellings of intussusception include: intususception, intussuseption, intersusception.

Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in children between 3 months and five years of age. It is extremely rare in children under 3 months of age or in older children and adults.

Return to Intussusception

See what others are saying

Comment from: Sara, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 16

My daughter had intussusception last May at 15 months of age. The first night she vomited after drinking her milk and had mild stomach spasms which we thought were related to a stomach bug. She had difficulty having a bowel movement and the stomach pain progressed to every twenty minutes and lasted approximately 20 seconds. After these episodes she returned back to her playful self. It became so extreme we rushed her to emergency and the pediatrician had her x-rayed. She was rushed to Sick Kids, who immediately performed a procedure called an air enema after performing a scan of her stomach. She returned to normal, however there is a small percentage that it could return up until the age of 5. We replaced any milk products with goat milk in the event it was due to a lactose allergy that we suspected in prior months.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Sachin, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 30

My 8 month old daughter was diagnosed with ileocolic intussusception. It started with loose stools and later after two days, traces of blood and jelly like fluid. She showed no signs or symptoms of intussusception like vomiting or crying and first it was thought to be lactic intolerance loose stool. Just to be sure she was taken for an Echo. She underwent pneumatic reduction of intussusception under general anesthesia (GA). She was discharged after 24 hours but kept in observation in the PICU. Blood stains are still being traced even after 2 days of procedure which the surgeon says is normal. Review in 3 days. Will keep the medical condition and history posted.

Was this comment helpful?Yes


Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors