Bowel Problems and Vaccine Injury

Bowel problems after a vaccination are typically mild. Your child may have diarrhea for one to two days after a vaccination. This happens in about 3% of children who get the vaccine for rotavirus.

More serious problems are rare, but they can occur. A condition called intussusception can happen after a rotavirus vaccination.

Intussusception and Vaccines

Intussusception is a serious condition in which part of the intestine slides inside another section like a telescope. This can cause a blockage or even cut off the blood supply to the affected area.

Children with intussusception may:

  • Draw their knees up toward their chest
  • Cry very loudly
  • Vomit blood or red mucus
  • Have jelly-like stool

If your child has symptoms of intussusception, see a physician right away.

How We Can Help With Your Bowel Problem Claim

A bowel problem from a vaccine can be serious, and you might be eligible for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

The vaccine injury attorneys at Sands Anderson are here to help you with personalized, expert attention every step of the way.

We will explain the VICP process and file your claim, at no cost to you. Count on us to make every effort to get you the compensation you deserve.

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