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Chronic constipation in toddlar?

Chronic  constipation in toddlar?

Should be treated: It can significantly impact toilet training. Many toddlers learn to withhold their stools, leading to encopresis. Treat now! give more water, more fiber, and encourage rewards for bowel movements. Talk to your pediatrician about the right amount of dairy for your child, because too much milk is often a factor. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more


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Can vaccination cause constipation in infants?

Can vaccination cause constipation in infants?

That's a new one: Having followed kids before/during and after vaccinations for more then 3 decades I can tell you with comfort that there is no relationship between shots and constipation. In infants you don't really need a reason, they do it off and on in spite of everything you do. ...Read more

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Is extreme weight loss common in adults with tapeworm?

Is extreme weight loss common in adults with tapeworm?

Yes: It is undeniable that people will resort to extreme measures in a desperate attempt to shed those extra pounds, but ingesting tapeworms in order to lose weight is not only a radical method but also an extremely dangerous one. Thankfully the use of tapeworms as a diet aid is illegal in the us and for good reason. Tapeworm infestation cause of cysts in the liver, eyes, brain, and spinal cord with po. ...Read more

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Is chronic diarrhea common in perimenopause?

Is chronic diarrhea common in perimenopause?

Something else: Chronic diarrhea is not usually a menopausal symptom. Your diarrhea could be pointing to something else such as food intolerance such as gluten or dairy. I recommend visiting your doctor to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Can severe constant anxiety cause change in bowel movements?

Can severe constant anxiety cause change in bowel movements?

Idirrectoly: Anxiety can give any problem. Work on the root of the problem and eat fiberous diet and see god colorectal m.Dlot of water do yoga and meditate. ...Read more

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What are common causes of severe knee pain in teenage girls?

What are common causes of severe knee pain in teenage girls?

Severe pain: Any time kids have real pain, let alone severe pain, is a reason to seek professional help . As there are many causes for this , a trained medical professional and their evaluation is the first right thing to do ...Read more

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I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.

I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.

Sounds : Like you are having low grade diverticulitis or intermittent intestinal obstruction. Depending on why you developed your narrowing, it could mean that an operation is necessary to relieve the obstruction. Ask your GI specialist for recommendation. ...Read more

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Is depression common in children and teens?

Is depression common in children and teens?

Yes: http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/health4.asp http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/statistics/1mdd_child.Shtml. Sx might differ in children and adolescents. In younger children depression might manifest as somatic complaints (headaches, tummy aches, school- and separation anxiety). In adolesecents, it's more complicated, given their developmental stages (more behavioral acting out, irritability). ...Read more

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What kind of struggles in life has adolescents and young adults with severe cases of panic disorder?

What kind of struggles in life has adolescents and young adults with severe cases of panic disorder?

PANIC DISORDERS: They are always on the look out for anything to happen.Causes of panic attack are sometimes minor for them to react. ...Read more

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What commonly causes loose stools in adults?

What commonly causes loose stools in adults?

Not always diarrhea: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more

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Severe fatigue,constipation, diarrhoea, headaches,sick feeling,hip pain,groin pain,loss of drive and an occasional spot of blood in stools not often?

Severe fatigue,constipation, diarrhoea, headaches,sick feeling,hip pain,groin pain,loss of drive and an occasional spot of blood in stools not often?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Is Ibs common in young adults?

Is Ibs common in young adults?

Oh my, yes!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more

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Are daily headaches, nausea, numbness in limbs, shortness in breath, weight loss, drowsiness and loss in appetite signs of cancer in teenagers?

Are daily headaches, nausea, numbness in limbs, shortness in breath, weight loss, drowsiness and loss in appetite signs of cancer in teenagers?

See a Dr. : You need an evaluation. There are multiple symptoms and multiple possibilities here including symptoms resulting from poor lifestyle habits, like poor nutrition, poor sleep habits, even depression. Get checked out but stay calm. Cancer would not be high on the list. ...Read more

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What is the cause of excessive screaming for mild pain in elderly people?

Excessive screaming: I would wonder if the pain isn't really mild. If the person has dementia sometimes they will seem to overreact to stimuli that wouldn't bother other people; it is part of being confused and possibly afraid of whatever is happening. If they aren't suffering from dementia then they might overreact for reasons that all of us overreact; being neglected, a need for attention, underlying anxiety etc. ...Read more

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Is IBS common in teens?

Is IBS common in teens?

Yes: But so are other GI diseases (ie ibd) so best to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Obstipation = severe ...Read more