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Infant with Constipation, delayed intestinal peristalsis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   my kid is 2.5 yrs old and she has got constipation problem from the birth
User :   we saw our paediatrician and he asked us to test fr thyroid..and the test results are normal
Doctor :   Ok, what is your pediatricians opinion about the problem?
User :   He gave evit syrup for 15 days... he asked us to give more water
User :   but still she doesnt go everyday... we r making her to sit fr 15 mins r so..
Doctor :   What is the frequency per week?
Doctor :   What is the consistency of the stool, hard or soft ?
User :   i m including greens, d diet
User :   alternative days..some times daily also
User :   stool is hard in the start but after wards soft
Doctor :   A frequency of less than 3 visits per week is called Constipation
Doctor :   So I think your son has just delayed intestinal peristalsis
Doctor :   What is his birth weight and current weight
User :   3.4 kg at birth and now 10 kg
Doctor :   He is doing good in the weight front
User :   and she is girl baby
User :   is this normal ?
Doctor :   I am not worried about the complaints
Doctor :   How is the appetite?
User :   good..
Doctor :   I think he is doing fine
Doctor :   sorry she
User :   :)
User :   so jus by training and good diet...she can improve
Doctor :   You can continue on the same diet
Doctor :   Yes she is doing good and she should be better as the peristalsis increases as she gets older
Doctor :   Make it a habit she sits in the loo every day to move the bowels
Doctor :   It cannot happen in 10 to 20 minutes sometimes
Doctor :   as adults
User :   ok
Doctor :   so you have to be patient
Doctor :   You are just training her toilet habits
Doctor :   She should do well
Doctor :   Do not worry
User :   fine.. thnks
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   I hope I answered your query
Doctor :   Bye for now
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