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3 weeks old suffering from constipation problem

My son is 3weeks old and he has refuse to stool for 5 days. What do I do?
Wed, 28 Dec 2011
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Welcome to health care magic
Constipation is a common problem in infants ,give him plenty of liquids ,if still no response try inserting laxative pessary in the rectum.
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Welcome to healthcare magic,try to feed your child adequately,check urine output,if it is 6-8 times,hydration is ok. for constipation try glycerine suppository and contact a paediatric surgeon to evaluate any underlying disease process like hirschprung disease .
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