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5w old supplemented baby constipated 1 big bowel movement after rectal stimulation a small bowel movement with suppository 2xday Karo syrup still pain?
A suppository is a drug delivery system that is inserted into the rectum (rectal suppository), vagina (vaginal suppository) or urethra (urethral suppository), where it dissolves or melts. They are used to deliver both systemically-acting and locally-acting medications. The alternative term for delivery of medicine via such ...Read more
Is it safe to give my 20 day old newborn pedia lax liquid glycerin suppositories if she isn't making regular diapers?
Not recommended: Not without a physical assessment by her pediatrician. At 20 days of age, we don't expect babies to make "regular" diapers. A baby may have a bowel movement with every feed or they may go up to 5 days without pooping. As long as she is feeding well, urinating normally and seems comfortable, I would leave well enough alone. Never give a baby under 2 months of age medicine without discussion w doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hirschsprings disease? Son has been constipated since birth (13 mths). Hard stools and screams, grunts when pooping. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) does not work.
My 3 year olds pediatrician recommended a stimulant laxative to relieve constipation.Still pooping 3 days later?
That's the: PROBLEM with so called "stimulant" laxatives and in fact ALL laxatives. MY OPINION ONLY THERE IS NO PLACE FOR LAXATIVE USE IN CHILDREN! Increasing FLUID INTAKE, FRuITS such as PRUNES, PEARS, APRICOTS should be used! NOTE I AM NOT a PEDIATRICIAN thus I BOW to his/her treatment...the continued pooping is "to be expected" Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to give my 2 week old baby pedia lax suppositories she became conspiated when she change her formula?
Pica, a funny word: Pica is a word that means craving and eating non nutritional substances such as chalk, or popular in the South -dirt/clay. Yes, it includes starch as well and simply is not useful to the developing fetus. for growth and development regardless of whether it causes "harm" or not. So, please stop the practice and certainly tell your OB MD and I promise you that she/he will not "laugh it off". ...Read more
13 month old son has been constipated since birth. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stools are soft but hard to pass. He screams in pain, cries & grunts when pooping.
Needs specialist: If the stools are soft and your son is still crying in pain with bowel movements, a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist (specialist in stomach and bowel problems) is in order. It is possible that there is an anatomical problem which is interfering with normal stooling. Ask your primary doctor if a referral is needed. ...Read more
18 month baby constant constipation, very hard stools and cries when pooping. The only relief is glycerin. Tried prune juice and veggies nothing works?
Call Pediatrician: Likely just extracts too much water from stool, leading to constipation. Can try apple juice as often better tolerated than prune juice (in quantity needed to help). Ask pediatrician about daily use of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (1/4-1/2 cap in bottle of juice) to help keep stools softer from "above" so glycerin needed less often "below.". ...Read more
Can I use glycerin suppository if 16 oz of prune juice didn't help constipation? Been 6.5 days since last bowel movement
Invest in an enema: If at 18 you haven't gone in a week, your issue is unlikely to respond to glycerine. The large intestine has extracted enough moisture from the plug in your lower bowel to require more aggressive work. An enema is available under several generic or brand forms.Insert, hold in as long as you can, and empty.Repeat daily if needed. Use mirilax or similar to help from above. Empty daily to avoid pbs. ...Read more
Enema: Sometimes an enema will work right away, sometimes it takes an hour or two. Depending on the age of the child you may want to use something by mouth instead. If the child holds his poop and you put something in his bottom he may feel punished and continue to hold in the future. Clean out, followed by daily stool softener, and consistent toileting time is often a better option. ...Read more
Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a safe and effective stool softener for breastfeeding mothers. There is little to no systemic absorption of this medication. To help with issues of constipation also suggest increased exercise, increased hydration with water, and a balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and items high in fiber. ...Read more
Can you use a preperation h suppository before glycerin supppository? Constipation due to internal hemorrhoid. Partial blockage.
Hemorrhoids: If the hemorrhoids are on the outside, you can use preparation H cream. If they are in the inside, you will need a suppository like preparation H or anusol. You should avoid constipation so that the hemorrhoids don't recur. Your doctor can do an anoscopy in the office to determine the size of hemorrhoids. If there is partial blockage sensation, you might want to consider a colonoscopy. ...Read more
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