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Constipation for a 4 yr old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   regarding my 4 yrs baby constipation problem i want to consult u
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   last more than one years she is sufferinf
Doctor :   since when the baby is having constipation
User :   it is more than one n haf yrs
Doctor :   ok
User :   i went through homeopathic treatment
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any did u see paediatrician
Doctor :   for this problem
User :   it was not helpful i stopped that treatment
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes this february only i show paediatrician
User :   he has given duphalac
Doctor :   ok
User :   for sometime only it works
Doctor :   did that give any relief
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what was the diagnosis made
Doctor :   did they do any tests
Doctor :   stools tests anytime?
User :   no
User :   it is too hard
User :   she is suffering like any thing
Doctor :   ok
User :   i doctor told mee too stop duphalac now
Doctor :   does she have any allergy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   milk allergy
Doctor :   i mean
User :   and he advised me to give proper diet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   with fibres
Doctor :   isit
Doctor :   vegetables and fruits?
User :   but doctor no improvement
Doctor :   does she drink enough eater
Doctor :   water
User :   daily iam giving juice banana idli more intake odf water
Doctor :   did this problem start when u started to feed baby from breast milk to cows milk?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes i think wen i stopped breast milk
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Constipation is common in children and usually goes away on its own.
Doctor :   but in ur childs case
Doctor :   its been 1 and half years
Doctor :   we need to investigate
Doctor :   the cause
Doctor :   like i told the cow's milk allergy is very common
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   to know the extact
Doctor :   cause
Doctor :   a physical examination followed by x-ray of the bowel might be needed
Doctor :   r u there
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