Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
188 Doctors are Online

What can be done if a three year old complains of pain in the buttocks?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2011
Answered : 243 Questions
Hi my 3 yr old has woken up saying his bum hurts he's toilet training at the moment and is only wearing nappys at night now
Posted Tue, 8 May 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Sapan J. Pandya 53 minutes later
Hi! Grace,

Thanks for you query.

There is no serious disease, it may be a minor ailment.

Kindly inquire whether he has increase in the pain while passing stools. Also check whether his has to strain much at stools. CONSTIPATION may cause pain in his buttocks. See that his bowel habits are normal and that he drinks enough water.

If possible avoid the nappy at night also, till the pain subsides.
You may make some Luke-warm water, collect it in a tub and ask him to sit in it.

I hope my answer has been adequate and informative. If you have any follow up queries I will be available to answer them.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor