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Small child, frequent urge to pass stools. History of constipation. Treatment options?

My 7 year old daughter constantly feels like passing stool , but nothing comes out when she uses the toilet. She passes stool normally once a day. she has a habit of holding her stool when at school,while playing etc and had history of constipation from 2 to 5 years. please advice. She is stressed due to this constant feeling.
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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hi there, when she goes to pass stools ask her to evacuate completely and not be in a hurry. Initially you can give her a toy or a comic book to keep her sitting on the toilet for some time and once she gets habituated to completing her routine completly the she can be weaned off this habit. Also see that she goes to use the toilet as a routine in the mornings before going to school and before starting the day so that she is not preoccupied or distracted. Also as she would be finisshed with the routine she will not havbe the urge to hold it in school,.Toilet training could be a little cumbersome and she may need to wake up 15mins to 1/2 hr early in the mornings to do so but in the long run it will be benificial ,take care.
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