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Small child having constipation, skin around eyes tainted yellow, pain under rib cage. Related symptoms?

my son has bowel problems and don,t go often enough(he is 7 and like this since 3 months)this is been managed at the moment . I have notice the skin at the corner of his eyes by his nose are now tinted yellowand also complains of pains under his rib cage on right hand side do think these are connected ??Do I need to worry ?thank you
Asked On : Sun, 29 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Your child seems to have functional constipation due to which he is passing hard stools.
Give him dietary fiber rich foods like vegetables, green leafy vegetables and fruits.
Give plenty of oral fluids and ask him to sit in toilet for 5 to 10 minutes daily.
If still he is having constipation stool softeners like lactulose syrup can be given at bed time daily for 3 to 5 days.
They look not related but the cause of the pain to be examined.
So consult your Pediatrician.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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dear amanda

thanks for writing to health care magic

regarding constipation

you need to change certain aspects of his diet and exercise

give him food rich in fruits, green leafy vegetables, unpolished wheat etc

fruits like banana, oranges, apple, mango etc

give him plenty of water...........

ask him to play actively and not sit around the computer or TV


may be he is having may have to get a serum bilirubin, and other liver enzyme levels like SGOT AND SGPT .................

so write to us with further details
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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