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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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5-year-old child says belly hurts badly when she pushes on it, at & below belly button. She is not constipated. What could it be? What signs 2 look 4?

5-year-old child says belly hurts badly when she pushes on it, at & below belly button. She is not constipated. What could it be? What signs 2 look 4?

Several things...: Has she had any contacts with illness? Any recent travel? Loose stools? Bloody Stools? Any contact with animals, pets, in particular reptiles? Past history of constipation? Any fever? Is pain intermittent? or is it persistent and worsening? Can she walk? or is she lying very still? These are the first questions we will ask when evaluating her. ...Read more

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5 year old daughter has had intense pain in lower left side for over an hour. No other symptoms. Have taken pepto and drinking water. Constipation?

5 year old daughter has had intense pain in lower left side for over an hour. No other symptoms. Have taken pepto and drinking water. Constipation?

Agree: With going to er. Yes it could be constipation but there are other problems more serious that need to be ruled out . Generally intense abdominal pain that is unrelenting and lasts for more than 1-2 hours with no relief needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My 2.5 yr old is often constipated and not regular. How to establish regularity? Her diet is pretty balanced on the whole.

My 2.5 yr old is often constipated and not regular. How to establish regularity? Her diet is pretty balanced on the whole.

Diet: Constipation like that is almost invariably dietary and you should look at "balanced on the whole" it might just be the part of the diet that does notmeet the term "balanced" that is the invisible cause! ...Read more

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What is the best cure for constipation of my 5 yr old with hives

What is the best cure for constipation of my 5 yr old with hives

Not related: Hives and constipation exist independent of one another. Constipation isusually either too much constipating food, not enough fiber, or not enough water. Fiber supplements help, as does cutting down on dairy and drinking more water. Hives are an allergic problem. First treat with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) then find and remove the cause of the hives. If all this fails, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can gummy vitamins cause constipation? the only real change in 3.5 yr old's diet in last 2 months & he used to be reg. Has gas but hard/painful stool

Can gummy vitamins cause constipation? the only real change in 3.5 yr old's diet in last 2 months  & he used to be reg. Has gas but hard/painful stool

Stop it: The logical approach is to stop the gummy vitamin for a week or two to see if this is the cause for the constipation. Do note that most people (except pregnant women) , do not need a multivitamin. In fact, it may do more harm than good. ...Read more

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Constipation for a five year old, what to give them?

Constipation for a five year old, what to give them?

Start with diet: Pear juice, prune juice, increased fiber. If that does not help, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or generi, otc) has been used for years in kids. ...Read more