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What could be the cause for abdominal cramps and difficult bowel movements in a child?

My son has been having abdominal cramps for the last couple Of hours. He is having a hard time going to the washroom. I have given him lots of water and he has been putting heat on his abdomen. He also tried doing stretches to help. He just threw up. And says he still has cramps
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi,

I think your kid is having habitual constipation. I have certain questions and suggestions for you.

Questions:

1. Did your kid pass motion or meconium on day one of life?
2. Since how long is the kid constipated?
3. Does the kid have any bleeding along with hard stools?
4. How much milk does the kid consume per day?
5. Does the kid eat fruits and vegetables (fibre diet) appropriately?

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology
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