A 3-year-old female asked:
is it dangerous that my 3 year old has not had a good bowel movement in 6 days?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Tanya Russo answered
24 years experience Pediatrics
Impaction: Prolonged periods of time without a bowel movement (less than a week) are likely not dangerous for an otherwise healthy child, but can be quite uncomfortable and more difficult to address as more time passes. A glycerin suppository or Fleets enema are generally required at this stage to get things moving, followed by several weeks of stool softening, dietary modification and bowel retraining.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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