This is a very common problem indeed. You are describing the typical symptoms of a child who is severely constipated.The fluid stool you mention is watery stool that is leaking past her hard constipated stools. She is now at the stage where she is too scared to pass a stool because it is so painful. These very hard constipated stools need to come out. She will probably need what is called a fleet enema to remove them.The glycerine suppositories and even the Laxette are unlikely to help her at this stage. Please take her back to the paediatrician and tell him/her exactly the story you have written here.Your daughter may require a short admission to hospital for treatment so that the fleet enema can be used.Once the constipated stools are cleared out she should be on a regular stool softener such as Duphalac for some time and also a very carefully regulated diet.
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