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Xray for child shows moderate amount stool in her colon. Does this mean constipation even though she has daily regular soft bowel movements?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard to say

The kid who makes 8 oz of poo/day but empties only 7oz, will eventually become backed up.
Stool that is silhouetted by small clusters of bowel gas, reveal gas production by bowel germs. If that silhouetting shows the colon to be distended, and full, it may relate to slow transit constipation. This is a common problem in kids and often takes years to resolve.

In brief: Hard to say

The kid who makes 8 oz of poo/day but empties only 7oz, will eventually become backed up.
Stool that is silhouetted by small clusters of bowel gas, reveal gas production by bowel germs. If that silhouetting shows the colon to be distended, and full, it may relate to slow transit constipation. This is a common problem in kids and often takes years to resolve.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Constipation

No she isn't constipated.
We all retain small amounts of stool even tho we have normal bowel movements

In brief: Constipation

No she isn't constipated.
We all retain small amounts of stool even tho we have normal bowel movements
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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In brief: Yes.

Constipation is a common problem in young children.
What may appear to be regular bowel movements may just be overflow and not complete emptying.It may be prudent to see her Pediatrician to place her on a laxative and bowel retraining program and also to check her for any urinary tract infection.

In brief: Yes.

Constipation is a common problem in young children.
What may appear to be regular bowel movements may just be overflow and not complete emptying.It may be prudent to see her Pediatrician to place her on a laxative and bowel retraining program and also to check her for any urinary tract infection.
Dr. Connie McCarroll
Dr. Connie McCarroll
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