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.
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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.
She is afraid that she might face d similar epi as happened wid her in d past..
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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