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Child has constipation and stomach pain. Medicines not working. Suggestions?

my son was suffering from constipation from three months and stomach ace that will be for 5 sec, I have gone for all the needed test every thing is normal.... lot of smoothing stool medicine(prescribed by doctor) I have given but it doesn t work, then some one said may be because of gas I started giving digene his stool became smooth but stomach pain is still continue,from past two days mucus is seen in stool and abdominal pain that to 2 to 4 times he is complaining in an hour going for motion but its not coming
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.
constipation in children can be best treated by life style modifications rather than any thing else.
Ask him to play actively and not sit infront of the computer or television.
Active play will increase his appetite.
Give him plenty of water to drink.
Cut down on his junk food like chips,colas, sweets etc.
Encourage him to take lot of fruits and avoid fruit juices.
Give him diet rich in fresh vegetables and whole wheat etc. Not the processed stuff.

Stomach pain in children can be because of several causes. If it is not associated with blood in stool or growth failure or weight loss or burning urination etc. in most of the scenarios it is not a real cause of worry.
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Hope this helps.
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Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Your child constipation may be the cause of stomach pain which may present like colicky pain.
First constipation has to be treated by his diet modification.
Dietary fiber rich food will help to relieve constipation. It will help to make stool bulky and soft by retaining water in the stool.
Give plenty of water and oral fluids daily.
And stool softeners like oral lactulsoe will help whenever child is having hard stools.
At present child is having acute pain so I advise you to consult your Pediatrician.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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