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My 18 month old struggles to have a bm even though we give him prunes and he gets a lot of fruits and vegetables.?

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Dr. Michael Jones
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In brief: Constipation

Sometimes little ones have a painful bm and hold it in attempting to avoid further discomfort unwittingly creating greater pain later. I'd see the doctor for recommendations.
If his abdomen is enlarged, hirschprung's disease (aganglionic megacolon) is possible.

In brief: Constipation

Sometimes little ones have a painful bm and hold it in attempting to avoid further discomfort unwittingly creating greater pain later. I'd see the doctor for recommendations.
If his abdomen is enlarged, hirschprung's disease (aganglionic megacolon) is possible.
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