A 27-year-old female asked:
he been constipated over 3 weeks now i tried laxative, suppository, stool softener, enema and eaten more fiber none of those did not work. what else do i need to do to help my autism child go?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Lori Lange answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get labs: Has the thyroid gland been checked? If the daughter has underactive thyroid gland the metabolism is slow. More likely to get constipated. You listed the condition of diarrhea. That is the opposite of constipation. Was this due to laxative use? Her bowel function needs to be stabilized. See a doctor to get a lab slip and evaluation.
Answered on Mar 20, 2018
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