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Infant. Bloating, gassy stomach, constipation. Breastfed. Guide - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Hello Sir
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX
User:Good Evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Sir, my son is 1.5 months old
User:and he is suffering from constipation
User:he has not eased himself for the past 4 days
User:pls advise something
Doctor:What does he eat usually?
User:mother's milk
Doctor:What else?
User:sometimes water
User:he is just 1.5 months old
User:born in the last week of March only
Doctor:Sorry, I mistook it as 1.5 years
Doctor:Does he have vomiting?
User:yes sometimes
Doctor:I mean, within the last 4 days?
User:yes he did
User:like a normal baby only
User:once he finish his meal
User:then yes
Doctor:Is he having abdminal distension?
User:what does it mean
Doctor:I mean is his tummy big and like filled with gas?
User:yes it is
User:and it is very tight now
Doctor:Is he playful as usual?
Doctor:Or is he crying always?
User:for the past few days
User:he cries always
Doctor:Ok. Let me guide you regarding this.
Doctor:It is common for babies to have constipation. But, if the baby is having discomfort due to constipation, he will be irritated and crying mostly.
Doctor:There can be vomiting frequently.
User:he is becoming irritated
Doctor:From your history it seems to me that baby is having difficulties due to constipation.
Doctor:So, it does not seem suitable to keep waiting for long.
Doctor:Instead, it is important to get him checked at the earliest, by a pediatrician.
User:ok will take him tomorrw only
Doctor:There are certain causes of constipation in children where a treatment needs to be initiated.
Doctor:Without examining the baby, I would not be able to comment on them.
Doctor:But still, it can be any of the following.
Doctor:- A simple constipation
Doctor:- Intussuceptions
Doctor:So I would advise you to get him examined and exclude the possibilities.
Doctor:Hope you are getting my point.
User:I got it
User:wil take him tomorrow only
User:thank You doctor
Doctor:That should be fine.
Doctor:Is there anything else you would like me to help you on?
Doctor:Hope this was useful.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a Nice Evening!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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