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Infant with constipation, blood in the stool - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   I have a son who is 16 months old
User :   He has constipation problem for the past 2 days
Doctor :   HI
User :   today i could see blood strain in his stool
Doctor :   Ok
User :   What do i do in order to get him back to normalcy
User :   ?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   What do you advice/
Doctor :   Ok
User :   not for the past 8-10 months
Doctor :   Did he have similar problems before or this is the first episode?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What about his diet?
Doctor :   Does he have the required meals completely provided to him?
User :   he has mostly liquid food, tender coconut,Apple juice, Pomegranate juice,Morning - dal rice with vegetable, afternoon - Samber/Curd rice with vegetable, Curd rice with vegetable
User :   He has been very adamant in not taking his meals
User :   Yes, he drinks water regularly
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does he drink plenty of water?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does he complains of any abdominal pain?
User :   No
User :   no
Doctor :   Did he suffer any fever or cold and cough in the recent past?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, he has constipation due to which on excreting injures the rectum and causes blood strains.
Doctor :   You need to see a pediatrician to completely examine him and to be treated accordinly.
User :   Thanks !
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can increase the water and fruit juice contents.
Doctor :   add more green leafy vegetables in the diet.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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