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Toddler with constipation. Mild bleeding. What to do?

Hi my son is 12 month old he normally fine going everyday when pooing but he hasn been at all yesterday and has now woken up in pain crying when ive looked i can see he has a big poo just coming out but is estuck cant push out when he does you can see it streching his skin ive tred moving his legs orange juice etc but not worked helped he also got a bit of blood in the nappy
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Your kid is suffering from constipation. Please ensure that his diet is rich in fruits and vegetables. High fiber is important for the passage of stool. He should also have plenty of water.

Please avoid junk foods, colas and sweets for your kid.

The present episode requires a enema for the evacuation of the hard stool.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Sanjay Sharma's  Response
Hi ,
Thanks for sharing your concerns.
The boy is suffering from constipation which is quite common at this age.
For immediate relief you can use glycerine suppository or enema for evacuation of hard stools.
This should be followed by stool softeners for several weeks.
The blood beside the back passage is due to "anal fissure", a tiny bit of tear in the inner lining of anus caused by hard poo.
This anal tear is painful & generally takes 4-6 weeks to heal and till that healing takes place ask your doctor to prescribe stool softeners .
Local application of cream is also helpful in relieving pain.
Also review his diet with the doctor & consider increasing water intake.
Hope you find the information useful.
Wishing him a good health.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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