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What casues absence of urination with constipation in a child?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: My 4 yr old son has not urinated all day. He is having trouble with constipation also. I was talking to him about using pediatric lax liquid suppository. And now he is not peering? Do I give him the suppository? What should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Suppository will be helpful

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day
Dear Ms
Being a parent myself and also a Pediatric Surgeon I understand your concern and apprehension.
The commonest cause for not peeing in children are

1. Reduced intake of water
2. Constipation
3. Genital lesion especially those which are painful

I would suggest you the following which will be helpful
1. Ensure good intake of fluids: Follow rule of 1.
1 cup of water 1 hour before every meals and 1 cup of water 1 hour after every meals. This way it will ensure adequate intake of fluids and at same time will not affect nutrition of kid.

2. Hot Seitz bath : To a tub of lukewarm water add handful of common table salt. Make the kid sit in it for 15 to 20 minutes. Majority of kids will pass urine after this.

3. Suppository: Bisacodyl Pediatric suppository inserted one rectally will help passage of both feces and urine

These will definitely help, as has helped many of my patients.

Keep me updated. Do get back for any further assistance anytime.

Take care

Best regards
Dr Deepak XXXXXXX
MBBS, MS, MCh
Consultant Pediatric Surgeon
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Brief Answer: Suppository will be helpful Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear Ms Being a parent myself and also a Pediatric Surgeon I understand your concern and apprehension. The commonest cause for not peeing in children are 1. Reduced intake of water 2. Constipation 3. Genital lesion especially those which are painful I would suggest you the following which will be helpful 1. Ensure good intake of fluids: Follow rule of 1. 1 cup of water 1 hour before every meals and 1 cup of water 1 hour after every meals. This way it will ensure adequate intake of fluids and at same time will not affect nutrition of kid. 2. Hot Seitz bath : To a tub of lukewarm water add handful of common table salt. Make the kid sit in it for 15 to 20 minutes. Majority of kids will pass urine after this. 3. Suppository: Bisacodyl Pediatric suppository inserted one rectally will help passage of both feces and urine These will definitely help, as has helped many of my patients. Keep me updated. Do get back for any further assistance anytime. Take care Best regards Dr Deepak XXXXXXX MBBS, MS, MCh Consultant Pediatric Surgeon