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What is Intussusception?

Intussusception occurs when one part of the intestine slides into another part of the intestine. This can cause a blockage that blocks blood flow and prevents food from passing through. Symptoms of intussusception include vomiting, abdominal pain, bloody stools, and fever. Intussusception can cause serious complications, such as shock or death, if left untreated. Doctors need to diagnose and treat intussusception quickly to prevent these complications from occurring. 


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Symptoms of Intussusception

Intussusception is a serious yet treatable condition that occurs when part of the intestine slides into an adjacent part of the intestine. The most often-recognized sign of intussusception is bloody mucousy stools, commonly referred to as a "red currant jelly stool." Other symptoms can include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Fever
  • Lumps or swelling in the abdomen

For young children, rectal exams may reveal a sausage-shaped mass that indicates an intussusception. If you observe these signs in your child or yourself, seek medical attention immediately to ensure the condition does not worsen. The prognosis for those with intussusception is often good, with early diagnosis and treatment leading to full recovery in many cases.


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A serious consequence of intussusception is peritonitis. Peritonitis is an inflammation and bacterial infection that develops when a tear in the intestines permits bacteria access to the abdomen. If left untreated, this condition can be life-threatening.

Does the Rotavirus Vaccine Cause Intussusception?

In some cases, intussusception can be caused by the rotavirus vaccine. The rotavirus vaccine is given to young children to protect them from serious intestinal infections. However, in rare cases, the vaccine can lead to intussusception. If your child has received the rotavirus vaccine and developed symptoms of intussusception, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.


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What you can expect from our team of Intussusception attorneys

Our firm will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve. We understand what you are going through and will work to get the compensation you need and deserve. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program can be complex, difficult, and contentious. Our attorneys have experience with the medical, legal, and factual issues involved in these cases and are prepared to resolve any disputes that may arise during the process.

Some of the benefits of working with our team include the following:

Free Case Evaluation: We will review your case and let you know if you are eligible for compensation

No Costs: You do not pay attorneys fees or costs to file a case in the vaccine program

Experienced & Skilled Representation: Our team has years of experience fighting for the rights of injured patients

If you or a loved one has been affected by a vaccine injury, don't wait to get help. We strongly recommend that injured parties hire a vaccine injury lawyer and do not attempt to represent themselves in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are here to fight for you.


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How we can help with your Intussusception Claim

Injuries from vaccines can change your life, and you may be qualified to receive financial compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

After lawsuits against vaccine companies and healthcare providers in the 1980s threatened to reduce U.S. vaccination rates and cause a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases, the VICP was created.

At My Vaccine Lawyers, our team can help you file a claim and guide you through the entire process with the VICP if you have suffered from vaccine-related injuries.


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