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My 4 yr. Old nepheq complains of pain when having a bowl movwment. Is there anything that would help him.?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Diet/behavior/illnes

Your typical 4yo has learned to hold his poo & go later when it suits him.They often forget, if he skips the day, the drying and bulking action of the bowel may cause a larger or harder poo that hurts to empty or causes a scratch in the outlet that hurts.
This is common in otherwise healthy kids. Apples/bananas will aggrivate, natural juices& fiber can help& a daily stooling calender is a must.

In brief: Diet/behavior/illnes

Your typical 4yo has learned to hold his poo & go later when it suits him.They often forget, if he skips the day, the drying and bulking action of the bowel may cause a larger or harder poo that hurts to empty or causes a scratch in the outlet that hurts.
This is common in otherwise healthy kids. Apples/bananas will aggrivate, natural juices& fiber can help& a daily stooling calender is a must.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many possibilities

We would need to know whether the pain is in the abdomen, in the rectum, or actually in the anus.
There are many possibilities for each. If this is a problem for more than a week, a physician office visit is in order.

In brief: Many possibilities

We would need to know whether the pain is in the abdomen, in the rectum, or actually in the anus.
There are many possibilities for each. If this is a problem for more than a week, a physician office visit is in order.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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