Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: wafa | 2009/01/06

Q.

constipation

my 3.5 year old has very hard stool and only goes once a week. im giving her fruits and vegetables, and she drinks water in abundance. She has a healthy diet.SHe still wont go in the toilet and we are not pressuring her.The last time she went, i noticed a pile and it has freaked me out totally! She will not allow a doctor to examine her so i really dont know what to do.please help!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

IT IS DIFFICULT TO BE SURE WHAT IS CAUSING YOUR DAUGHTER'S PROBLEM.IT IS VERY UNUSUAL FOR YOUNG CHILDREN TO HAVE PILES. SHE MAY HAVE A TEAR IN HER ANUS OR A PROBLEM CALLED RECTAL PROLAPSE. EITHER WAY THIS WILL CAUSE HER TO TRY TO KEEP HER STOOL IN BECAUSE OF FEAR OF PAIN WHEN SHE PASSES THE STOOL. YOU DO NEED A DIAGNOSIS OF THIS PROBLEM FIRST BEFORE ANY TREATMENT CAN BE RECOMMENDED. SO YOU DO NEED TO HAVE HER SEEN BY A PAEDIATRICIAN WHO HAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE TO BE AS GENTLE AS POSSIBLE WHEN EXAMINING HER.

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