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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: gugu | 2008/01/23

Q.

5 days old - constipated

Hi there
My son is 5 days old. He had regular bowel movements until yesterday. Today, he hasnt had one. His stomach looks swollen and he is not sleeping well. He also drank lots more formula milk today than any of the other days. He actually finished 100ml milk with one of his feeds. Is there something wrong? He is on Nan 1

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am not happy with the fact that he is constipated so early in life and especially that his abdomen is swollen. He could have a condition called Hirschsprung's disease. Please contact your paediatrican ASAP.

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