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Child is having constipation, Unable to have bowel movement. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Jul-2013
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User:hello doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have 2 year 8 months old kid, she is having undigestion problem
User:daily she will not do poopoo
User:even if she tries also it wil not come very easily
User:daily suffering
User:recently joined in school
User:lunch & breakfast they r only providing
User:i though initially becos of food change
User:bt daily suffering
User:can i have solution on this
Doctor:It looks like she is suffering from constipation. May I know if this problem has started only after her joining the school or she had this problem earlier too?
User:earlier also she was having bt in between after using some tonics as prescribed by doctor, at that time she was gud and now aggain started
User:but for her this problem was there since so long
User:nnow she started schooling na if she suffers like this at school then it wud be very uncomfortable right..
User:becos of this problem some times she is skipping school also
User:pl sugest
Doctor:I understand your concern. Let me brief you.
Doctor:Constipation in children is either a combination of mental strain or due to lack of sufficient fluids in the stool.
Doctor:Whenever she passes stools, the pain and strain that is causes makes your child apprehensive to pass stools daily;
Doctor:As a results, the stool that stays in the gut, looses fluids and becomes hard
Doctor:Thus resulting in very hard stools.
Doctor:Hence the treatment is both training your child to try pass stools every day.
User:hw can she get loose motion
Doctor:Early in the morning is good, if she doesn't pass in the morning, perhaps constant reminders to make her pass stools after every food can produce beneficial results.
User:wat type of food will help her to pass stools easily
Doctor:In addition, to training your child, you need to supplement dietary supports to soften and pass stool normally.
Doctor:Fiber XXXXXXX food are present in most fruits and vegetables. XXXXXXX and pears are good in fibers. They are also present in whole grains.
Doctor:try vegetable sandwich made up of whole grain bread.
Doctor:Encourage her to eat plenty of beans,backed potatoes.
Doctor:You can try berries.
Doctor:In addition to these encourage her to drink plenty of water. Perhaps you should try giving her 2-3 glasses of water as she wakes up from bed.
Doctor:Banana have natural stool softening properties. You may encourage her 1-2 banana at night time.
Doctor:These measures should help her pass stools in a better way.
Doctor:If she doesn't pass stool for more than 2 days, you can use stool softening syrups / laxatives advised by her pediatrician.
Doctor:These few changes should help her pass stools well.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:I have to close the chat as you are not responding.
Doctor:You may chat with us 24/7 if you have any other medical query.
User:hiii..sorry for disconnecting as LAN problem here
Doctor:I am XXXXX here
Doctor:Would you mind logging back into chat once again?
User:ohh..helloo i hve gynic problem
Doctor:Is this your new health concern?
User:i got solution for my earlier queries..nw shall i ask one more query which is gynic
User:s s
Doctor:Would you like to start a new discussion now?
User:yes Dr
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:from past 20 days from my uterous liquid kind of this is getting passed automatically..
User:I am working women with this problem feeling very uncomfortable
User:white discharge is happening in a high amount
Doctor:You probably have a cervix or vaginal infecftion
User:and even itching also there
Doctor:Then it is a mixed infection with fungus as well
User:shud I approach doctor for this or do u suggest any medicine
Doctor:I will tell you what to do
Doctor:You need syndromic management for this
Doctor:That is
Doctor:You either have cervicitis or vaginitis
Doctor:Or both together
Doctor:So, you need to take presumptive treatment for this
Doctor:which would include
Doctor:along with Metronidazole
Doctor:Also, antifungal like Flucanazole would be required
User:intake medicine only right
Doctor:Are you following me?
User:s s
Doctor:You need to take the medicines orally
Doctor:All the drugs are precription drugs
Doctor:Please get them prescribed by your doctor
User:shall i note it down and shall i start it now
User:ohh k ..i need to again consult doctor for this
Doctor:You can note their names
Doctor:But do not start it on your own
Doctor:You need examination by a doctor before this can be treated
User:ok ok
Doctor:I wish you quick recovery
Doctor:What is your age?
User:thank you for your valuable suggestion
Doctor:Are you active sexually?
User:my age is 32
User:s ofcourse
Doctor:You need to refrain from sexual intercourse till the time you are cured
User:i wud like to share one more thing in this actually
User:is it soo ?
User:before we were using condomns at that time of intercourse
User:at that time i was nt hvng any of this problem..past 2 months we are in plan for second issue so nt using them
User:I can say becos of nt using them only i got this itching and white discharge problem very heavily
Doctor:Please inquire with your husband for any such symptoms like pain while passing urine or itching
Doctor:Yes, it does happen at times
User:he is nt hvng such problems i think..if he has then he wil let me know actually
Doctor:It is better if you can ask him once, if yes, he should take partner treatment as wel
User:ok ok..i wil ask him
Doctor:You could come back on chat anytime to discuss further
Doctor:Shall we end the chat now
User:ok..thanks XXXXXXX
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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