Constipation in Children

constipation in children. National Clearinghouse information about digestive diseases. U.S. Department of Health and. Human Services. NATIONAL. National Institutes ….

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Constipation in Children, contents:

  • What is constipation?
  • What causes constipation in children?
  • What are the symptoms of constipation in children?
  • When should a child with constipation see a doctor?
  • How is constipation in children treated?

Points to Remember

  • Constipation is a condition in which bowel movements occur less frequently than usual or stools tend to be hard, dry, and difficult and painful to pass.
  • Children often develop constipation as a result of stool withholding.
  • A child with constipation should see a doctor if symptoms last for more than 2 weeks.
  • A child should also see a doctor if constipation is accompanied by symptoms that may indicate a more serious health problem.
  • Constipation is treated by changing diet, taking laxatives, and adopting healthy bowel habits.


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One Response to “Constipation in Children”

  1. Chante Degiorgio on June 26th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Hi there, beautiful site but there is a problem whereby sometimes I get redirected to the root page when I look at different topics in your web page.

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