Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

Child with bowel movement problems. Suggest some medicine and diet plan

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Gastroenterologist, Surgical
Practicing since : 1989
Answered : 883 Questions
Dear Doctor,
My 2.5 year old daughter has very hard stool, due to which she is finding difficult to pass her stool and cries a lot, what I have observed is that her bowel movement is not daily but on alternate days or after 2 days. Could you please suggest some medicine for the same and what changes are required in her food habits, we generally give her home made food which includes -> dal, rice, chapatti, orange and grapes(fruits).

Posted Mon, 1 Apr 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 1 hour later
Thanks for writing in.
Prblems with stools is a common problem with children. In most of the cases dietary manipulation helps in resolving the problem. I would suggest the following for your daughter
1. Plenty of water.
2. One or more servings of XXXXXXX leafy vegetables in each meal.
3. Regular exercising.
4. ensure regularity of timings with respect to meals as well as toilet habits.
5. Stool softners like lactulose in low dosage at night for a period of 10 days till the bowel habit gets regularised.
6.Reduce the intake of fast foods and red meat.
I hope this answers your querry.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor