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Difficulty in passing motions, visible bulge on upper left side of abdomen, suppository the only way. Any ideas ?

my baby has a hard time pooping on his own since we brought him home from the hospital. We have noticed that there are times when he becomes very fussy. When he is fussy there is a bulge on his upper left side of his abdomen area. The only way we can get him to poop is with a saposatory, otherwise he won t poop. Please help.
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Thanks for your query on HealthCareMagic.

If I have understood correctly it is a newborn baby. As the newborns do not have much fat and the muscle mass is thin bulges are seen in the abdominal wall especially while straining.

If the baby is being top-fed then the baby tends to be constipated. Suppository should not be used frequently. Baby will pass a motion.

If the baby is being breast fed then the baby will have softer and more frequent stools.

I hope I have cleared your doubts but in the absence of full details it shall not be possible to give a precise advice.

Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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