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What could cause hard ball-shaped stools in a three-year-old?

Hi my 3 year old son is passing hard ball shape stools and it s foul smell and slight sticky mucus stick to it. He doesn t complain any pain .. when he feels poop is coming just tell me and pushes himself to do poop. It s been 3-4 days he is passing this type there is no blood
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
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Hello,

Include more fiber-rich foods to his diet. Simple laxatives like lactulose can also be given.

If symptoms persist better to consult a pediatrician and get evaluated. Conditions like worm infestation have to be ruled out.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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