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A 31-year-old female asked:

my 21 month daughter suffers from constipation for the passed 2 weeks.has not pooped in a week now. paed put her on pegicol for the past 2 days, how long does it take to take effect? she eats less with no appetite. drinks less water now

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
More water : Not drinking enough water could be the cause of constipation. Try to get her to take more water, either as water, fruit juice, electrolyte drinks and especially prune juice. One week is a long time and you may need to take her to her pediatrician as she may need evacuation through enema or mechanical removal of inspissated feces. Wish you and your daughter good health!

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