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5 year old constipated

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lawson
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Vomiting ?SBO: This could be serious and best seen in ER.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Take her back to her: doctor. If she still has stool in her colon, finish the clean-out. Then give daily Miralax (polyethylene glycol) at a dose that yields soft stools for ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Vaux
27 years experience Clinical Genetics
Miralax is better: Hi, Miralax is preferred for constipation in children his age, less cramping, better tolerance, not absorbed.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Fever, vomiting: Is the child vomiting? Any fever? Decreased appetite? Consider appendicitis
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Several things...: Has she had any contacts with illness? Any recent travel? Loose stools? Bloody Stools? Any contact with animals, pets, in particular reptiles? Past hi ... Read More
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: Increasing water intake and increasing fiber intake are good ideas. You can give 1/2 of the dose of Miralax, but why not try something a little more ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Agree: With going to er. Yes it could be constipation but there are other problems more serious that need to be ruled out . Generally intense abdominal pain ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Back pain: Localized back pain. Is it on spine? Bones need to be investigated further. Otherwise, constipation can cause these symptoms too.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Diet: Constipation like that is almost invariably dietary and you should look at "balanced on the whole" it might just be the part of the diet that does not ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Not related: Hives and constipation exist independent of one another. Constipation isusually either too much constipating food, not enough fiber, or not enough wa ... Read More
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A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Stop it: The logical approach is to stop the gummy vitamin for a week or two to see if this is the cause for the constipation. Do note that most people (except ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Acker
Specializes in Pediatrics
Constipation: This sound unusually intractable - I would consult a peds GI specialist because there are underlying disease that can cause chronic constipation such ... Read More

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