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Do children grow out of gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Children do not grow out of gastrointestinal tract birth defects. Sometimes, the doctor may let the child grow for some time before surgery to make it less risky, but gastrointestinal tract birth defects do not fix themselves. Immediate intervention and treatment is necessary to prevent serious complications.

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