By far the most common cause would be constipation, which is reflected by the difficulty with which he passes the stool. Giving suppositories as a preventative measue is definitely not indicated and may even worsen the problem. Trying a non-stimulating laxative like lactulose syrup would be my initial advice. This medication often takes dialy dosing for 2-3days before it works, but it is safe and effective. Discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist.
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