Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Valencia | 2011/10/05

Q.

Constipation

I am concerned about my 6 year old daughter''s toilet habits. She occasionally suffers from constipation because she takes her time when she has to go.Sometimes refuses to go to the toilet to pass a stool - as she has a fear that it will be painful.She is quite stubborn and I have tried just about everything from prune juice to bribery to get her to use the loo.When she was potty training she would hold it in - and only pass a stool in a bath of water. I have taken her to our GP and he ruled out any complications - just saying that its a pyschological problem that she has. He did check her stomach and confirmed that otherwise her health is fine. Please can you help me. thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Duplicate question. Please see answer above.

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