A 30-year-old female asked:
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hi my daughter has had constipation for her whole life and it is so bad now that she has not poop in 4 weeks.i do not know what do to as doc is booked?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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If she’s in pain: Go to ER. She may have a fecal impaction that may require digital removal. Don’t try this at home. Let a healthcare professional, who has experience with this condition, evaluate and treat your child. Also, find a pediatrician that doesn’t have a month long wait for a sick child.
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Change lifestyle: There are many causes of severe constipation to name a few includes, Inadequate water intake,lack of fiber, laxative abuse, Parkinsonism disease, multiple sclerosis, Inactivity etc For stubborn constipation in older children or adults, the doctor may recommend a non-digestible sugar called lactulose, Polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX) , Linaclotide , lubiprostone and Trulance can be used long term.
Answered on Jan 16, 2019

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