Can my second child also get Hirschsprung disease (HD)?

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In some cases, Hirschsprung disease (HD) is hereditary, which means parents can pass it to their children. This can happen even if the parents do not have HD. If you have a child with HD, your chance of having more children with HD is greater. Talk to your doctor about the risk.

This information is based on source information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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