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Child has trouble passing stools. What to do?

my boy baby of 1 year and 9 months old... he is having motion problem from birth itself... but usually he will passout atleast before 7 days... but now a days it reaches 10 days... but last time he didnt pass out... 10th day doctor advised to give inima and then finally he had... but now 6days after that he is crying to pass out motion... but he refused to do so... what to do please advice me
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Take the child to a pediatric surgeon. The commonest cause for constipation of this sort is related to diet. Avoid all constipating food like refined flour. Give him plenty of fluids and green leafy vegetables. Add at least 4 teaspoons of sugar in his milk. Honey will do good. If it is dietary, it will resolve soon. else child may be havinga fissure (crack) near his anus. A doctor will tell you on examining the child. Ask the child to sit in warm water for 10 min, three to four times a day. It works wonders. Add laxatives. The child may also have hypothyroidism. Hope no one in your family has any trouble with thyroid. And lastly and most importantly he may have a disease called Hirschsprung's disease. In this a segment of his intestine is not able to push stool forward. He will then require a surgery for it. But only one your doctor confirms the diagnosis
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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