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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: BLAKE | 2008/01/04

Q.

piles in a baby

my 8 week old has a problem passing a stool its very hard for him he has pooed thjis way ever since birth he squezzes so hard hes face goes red that you can see all the veins in hes face and clamps he hands tightly he moans and makes loud groaning noises and hes not constipated cause he does this wether its a stiff one or runny, he sometimes also cry when pooing is there a way i can make it easier for him and i wa told he could get piles from the way he pushes so hard is this true?????????

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

He can't get piles at his age so don't worry about that, but he may have a small tear in his anus which is causing him some pain when he passes a stool. Ask your doctor or nurse to check and see if he does indeed have a small tear which is then easy to treat.

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