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Child with severe constipation, tests showed enlarged liver, suspicion of viral infection. Advice?

my 4 year old grandaughter was at the er on sat, because she was having constipation . they told the parents at the er that yes she had backup and they told them to get something to help. The peditrician called my daughter last night and said they wanted to see her to find out what was causing this...and that her liver was slightly enlarged but nothing serious. I am worried. the nurse did say that they have seen this alot and that it could be the viral infection that she has been fighting to get rid of the past few weeks, and also a combination of the constipation.
Asked On : Fri, 6 Apr 2012
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Give her a diet rich in fiber with plenty of fruits and vegetables and fluids. Let her play actively and decrease her time infront of the television of computer. This will get rid of her constipation.

Regarding her enlarged liver...This is found in number of conditions and can be commented only after complete examination. What is the current size of her liver?

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Hope this helps.
Take care.

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatric
Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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