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Limited bowel movements
My daughter had a severe case of constipation about 3 months ago. Due to this the stool which she discharged used to be extremely hard causing her a lot of pain. Ever since then she forcefully stops the bowel movements any time she feels the urge. This is causing very limited still discharge, leading to limited eating. Please advise.
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Dr. Pranav Gupta
Pediatrician 13 yrs exp Delhi
Dear patent, the problem you are facing is not uncommon. It is not a difficult disease to treat, but it would definitely test your patience. Firstly, you need to see a paediatrician to make sure there is no organic disorder which is responsible for these symptoms. Secondly, she would require some stool softner along with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. With motivation and your perseverance, she should be able to get rid of fear of passing stool. There is a vicious cycle the needs to be broken: voluntary stool holding due to fear of pain, and stool becoming hard and pain while defecation because of voluntary stool holding.
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Dr. Swati Dwivedi
Pediatrician 5 yrs exp Agra
She is afraid that she might face d similar epi as happened wid her in d past.. Dont worry Reassurance is the key. Also try to give her soups n salads frequently..wl help her and also a TSF of honey every night.
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