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Child cries a lot during bowel movements. What is the cause and remedy?

Hello, I have an 1 1/2 year old grandaughter. She cries when she has to do #2. This is becoming very serious. She cries alot and it seems as though something is hurting her. She s been like that for several months. Could she be constipated? What can I do to help her? Could she lack Fiber? Is it ok to give her vitamins? It seems that is time for her to see a specialist. Help...
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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You should consult a pediatric surgeon. The symptoms seems more likely due to a fissure or crack near her anus. Constipation is most commonly dietary. Try giving her lots of fluids, vegetables and fruits. Avoid things with refined flour or junk food. Add additional sugar in her milk. Little bit of honey everyday also helps. Give her Sitz bath 3-4 times a day (make her sit in mild warm water for 10-15 min). Apply an ointment like SMUTH in her anal region. Stool softeners may also be required.
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