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What Does My Ultrasound Scan Report Indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Question: My 5 year old daughter was constipated for a week, after several trips to doctor, she finally was able to go. But the pain it was causing is still there. an x ray showed nothing, ultrasound showed nothing, going to a specialist on Friday. Any feedback??
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Most likely related to eating habits.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
I am sorry for your kid but don't worry as basic tests are normal most likely the cause of severe constipation with pain is poor food habits of your kid.Unhealthy diet is one of the most common cause of severe constipation in otherwise healthy kids.If she fill her diet with fatty, sugary, or starchy foods and don't eat enough fiber,her bowels may slow down.Constipated food is usually fermented causing local infection and inflammation in intestine which can cause pain in that area.
-Linseed: is extremely useful in difficult cases of constipation. One teaspoon of linseed with warm water should be taken at night for bulk and lubrication.
-Proper chewing: The diet alone is not enough. Food should be properly chewed-each morsel for at least 20 times.Fruits and vegetables, which contain high amounts of fiber, aid in alleviating symptoms of constipation,Whole-grain bread, XXXXXXX oatmeal, beans and lentils can also relieve the problem so use it Instead of highly processed rice, eat brown rice, millet or bulgur.
-Eat 1 cup of fruit 1 cup of vegetables(steamed or raw) and about 35 grams of fiber per day.
-No junk food.
- You can give her laxatives like lactulose 5 ml once daily for few weeks.

Regards.

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What Does My Ultrasound Scan Report Indicate?

Brief Answer: Most likely related to eating habits. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, I am sorry for your kid but don't worry as basic tests are normal most likely the cause of severe constipation with pain is poor food habits of your kid.Unhealthy diet is one of the most common cause of severe constipation in otherwise healthy kids.If she fill her diet with fatty, sugary, or starchy foods and don't eat enough fiber,her bowels may slow down.Constipated food is usually fermented causing local infection and inflammation in intestine which can cause pain in that area. -Linseed: is extremely useful in difficult cases of constipation. One teaspoon of linseed with warm water should be taken at night for bulk and lubrication. -Proper chewing: The diet alone is not enough. Food should be properly chewed-each morsel for at least 20 times.Fruits and vegetables, which contain high amounts of fiber, aid in alleviating symptoms of constipation,Whole-grain bread, XXXXXXX oatmeal, beans and lentils can also relieve the problem so use it Instead of highly processed rice, eat brown rice, millet or bulgur. -Eat 1 cup of fruit 1 cup of vegetables(steamed or raw) and about 35 grams of fiber per day. -No junk food. - You can give her laxatives like lactulose 5 ml once daily for few weeks. Regards.