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    Suggest treatment for severe constipation

Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 in Child Health
Question: hi my son has been in and out of hospital for about 5 weeks doctors say nothing wrong he has pain in right side seveer he has been cleared out through use of laxatives no stool cleaned out for 24 hr via tube into gut x-ray showed still stool present then they said Mylanta 4 reflux .no XXXXXXX we are booked in 4 camera down throat in 1 week we are thinking a twisted bowel due 2 a push bike accident before complaint would this cause this
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I need some history

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. I think your kid is having habitual constipation. I have certain questions and suggestions for you.
1. Did your kid pass motion or meconium on day one of life?
2. Since how long is the kid constipated?
3. Does the kid have any bleeding along with hard stools?
4. How much milk does the kid consume per day?
5. Does the kid eat fruits and vegetables (fibre diet) appropriately?

Please get back with answers

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 27 minutes later
1.can't remember2.5 weeks 3.realy toilet maybe a pebble like kangaroo 4 won't drink milk just water & doesn't urinate just throwing everything up. 5 some fruits
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on Habitual Constipation

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... I think your kid is having habitual constipation.

1. Natural methods are the best to relieve constipation.
2. Constipation is a risk factor for UTI
3. Maximum milk consumption per day should not exceed 300-400ml
4. Minimum 3-4 cups of fruits and vegetables to be consumed per day
5. Toilet training - that is - sitting in XXXXXXX type of lavatory daily at the same time will help a lot.
Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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