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Child with constipation problem from birth, pale and dark under eyes. Family history of bowel cancer and colitis. Suggestion?

Hi my daughter is 10years old and has suffered with constipation since birth she may pass a stool 7-10 days. When she does go they are very large - lately she has become pale and dark under her eyes, she says she feels tired at times. In my family there is a history of bowel cancer both my mum aged 31 and gran aged 47 died from this. In my husband s family there is colitis . I am now starting to worry.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

I hope you are giving your daughter a diet rich in fiber. Advise her to continue lot of fruits and vegetables with plenty of water.

Does she go for a walk and does she play actively.

If symptoms persist despite the above you will have to get your child investigated. A colonoscopy, barium enema and thyroid profile are required to arrive at a diagnosis.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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