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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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What to give constipated 5 month old?

What to give constipated 5 month old?

Water or prune juice: You can try water first, like 2-3 oz of water a day. If she is still constipated, you can give her Prune or pear juice, 2-3 oz a day. Water and juice are usually not recommended until 6 months of age, but you can her small amount for constipation. If she is still not better, may need prescription med. ...Read more

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What can I do for a severely constipated 11 month old?

What can I do for a severely constipated 11 month old?

Several options: there are several options to help relieve constipation in an 11month old. Depending on severity, a treatment plan should be arranged by your pediatrician or a pediatric gastroenterologist. Start with your pediatrician who can perform a full history and examination and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Constipated 1 month old who is breastfed, I need help!?

Constipated 1 month old who is breastfed, I need help!?

Are you sure?: Many parents think their breast fed baby is constipated because they no longer stool every day somewhere between 2 weeks and 1 month. This is because the body is now efficiently using that breast milk. As long as the stool your baby does have is soft, and your baby isn't in pain, your baby is not constipated and you should not worry. Breast fed babies can go days without stooling! Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband is constipated one month after low anterior resection even after taking citrus citrate what s the problem ?

My husband is constipated one month after low anterior resection even after taking citrus citrate what s the problem ?

See your surgeon: Ask your surgeon what to do. Maybe just increasing liquid intake and adding fiber supplements like metamucil. Rarely new colon connection can get narrowed, but unlikely only one month after surgery. Reduce or stop narcotic pain medications. ...Read more

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I was constipated for months, changed my diet have now have 4 to 8 bms a day. My left abdomen is now sore and I am wondering if I should be worried.

I was constipated for months, changed my diet have now have 4 to 8 bms a day. My left abdomen is now sore and I am wondering if I should be worried.

Bowel habits: Going from constipation to frequent bms per day may be the cause of your new discomfort. It will likely resolve as you become accustomed to your new diet. If there is increase in pain, blood or mucous in stools , seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Why do I have a 3inc ball were i poop i've used suppository s and liquid stuff also i've been constipated for month and half very painful?

Why do I have a 3inc ball were i poop i've used suppository s and liquid stuff also i've been constipated for month and half very painful?

Scybalous stool: Hard pellet-like (scybalous) stool, associated with passage of mucus, suggests several possibilities: constipation-variant irritable bowel syndrome (c-ibs), rectal dyssynergia due to altered rectal tone/sensation, partial obstruction likely due to adhesions. Work-up may include: colonoscopy to evaluate the bowel, sitz marker testing to distinguish normal- versus slow-transit constipation, ct scan. ...Read more