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A 28-year-old female asked about a male:

my 10 year old brother has a belly that looks like a "beer belly." he also has trouble going to the bathroom, saying its hard to pass like hes contsti?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Talk with parent: It is good to be concerned about a family member. Since you are concerned the best people to ask are your parents. A swollen belly can be common and normal. Constipation is also very common and is usually related to what you eat and things like exercise, and so on. But it can also be a problem, so best to talk about it.

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Last updated Nov 3, 2014

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