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How do I manage my infant's anal atresia on a daily basis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Managing your infant's anal atresia should not be a problem. The surgery will be performed shortly after birth, so your baby will be monitored by hospital staff until they are able to go home with you. Very few problems usually occur long term. Some children have minimal difficulty controlling their bowel due to muscle issues. Occasionally, gastrointestinal issues may occur, so pay close attention to what your doctor tells you.

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