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Child is farting than usual, hard stool. What could be the cause and the cure for this?

My Son is 2.5 yr old. For the past few weeks I find that he is farting a little more than usual and it smells bad too.
His stools are pretty hard and sometimes if he doesnt drink adequate water i find him struggling to empty his bowel.
He eats normal veg food and is quiet ok otherwise.
What could be the reason and how i can i help him out of it.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Hi dear,
Thanks for your query. It looks like he is slowly becoming constipated. Main reason for passing hard stools is lack of fiber in diet. DOuble the amount of fruits, vegetables and water he is taking. Also taking green leaves in diet helps. Its a slow process but definitely if we bring changes in his diet we can see a change in his bowel. Hard stools that are passed infrequently results in bacterial overgrowth hence can result in more smell while farting.

Take care
Dr. Balaji CHinnasami MD
Assistant professor, Pediatrics
Answered: Fri, 31 May 2013
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