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A 26-year-old female asked:

My 6 year old daughter has had problems with her bowels for years. recently had get an enema. her dr hasn't testd her for anything. could it b chrohns?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Stool retention: I would have her evaluated by a developmental pediatrician.My evaluation of such cases includes a general & dietary history, time of onset, previous treatments & successes.An exam that focuses on the abdomen & rectum, abdominal x-ray & occasionally a contrast enema.Most kids who reach this level of dysfunction need a bowel rehab plan that requires 6m of effort & lots of tears & frustration.Good luck.

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