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

Child has constipation issues. Taking Mirlax. Has belly and back pain. Cure?

My two year old daughter has always had constipation issues. Whenever I speak to doctors they tell me to just giver some mirlax. However I do not believe that it is normal that my daughter has had constipation issues since birth. Her bowels are mostly pellet form and it is very rare that she has a normal healthy bowel. She is always complaining of her belly and back hurting. She now has the last two days has had what appears to be string like substance in her poop. What do you think this could be and who should I speak to who will actually do something for her to start having normal bowels
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  17
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Constipation is a common problem in children.
Most important cause is dietary factor,hypothyroidism.fissures needs to be ruled out.
I suggest you to give her plenty of fluids,green leafy vegetables,fruit,cereals.
Decrease milk and milk products.
Give honey mixed with lemon juice in warm water first thing in morning.

If it persist get her evaluated by pediatrician.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
Answered: Thu, 28 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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