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Bathroom problems for 11 year old girl, please help?

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September 17, 2019 / By Alysha
Question: My niece is 11 years old. I recently got custody of her when her mom, my sister, passed away. I do not have kids of my own (Im 31) so this is all new to me. Since she was little, she never had the urge to go to the bathroom. She drinks normal amounts of liquids during the day, yet she will only pee when she gets dressed in the morning and at night rite before bed. I have her go try during the day of course but unless I tell her, she will not go. Her bowel movements are what concern me most. She will go 4-8 days without going, then when she does it is rock hard and 1 huge piece. She says it does not hurt her at all (don't see how it couldn't hurt!). I have known of this problem with her for years from my sister telling me. She has been on adult strength stool softeners for awhile but they don't seem to do anything. I have her take a bath to relax her belly, give her juices, Gatorade, soft foods, but nothing seems to give her the feeling of needing to go. I have her sit on the toilet evey night and see if she can go but she doesn't until her stomach is so bloated and hard, then she will go. What could be causing this fo her? Can she not feel the urges to use the bathroom? What could I do to help her with this? Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Vick Vick | 8 days ago
This situation should be addressed by her physician and if they cannot isolate and determine what the problem is, then you need to be requesting a referral to a specialist. She may have an obstruction in her bowel or intestine and it could be pressing on a nerve which prevents her from feeling pain. This is plain unacceptable. We here can give you some advice but we cannot treat your niece. If the primary care physician is telling you that nothing is wrong, you need to seek out a second opinion. Clearly, something is VERY wrong. Good luck to you and I am so VERY sorry about your nieces loss, and yours. I sure do hope that you find some relief for her, this is terrible.
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Vick Originally Answered: Bathroom problems for 11 year old girl, please help?
This situation should be addressed by her physician and if they cannot isolate and determine what the problem is, then you need to be requesting a referral to a specialist. She may have an obstruction in her bowel or intestine and it could be pressing on a nerve which prevents her from feeling pain. This is plain unacceptable. We here can give you some advice but we cannot treat your niece. If the primary care physician is telling you that nothing is wrong, you need to seek out a second opinion. Clearly, something is VERY wrong. Good luck to you and I am so VERY sorry about your nieces loss, and yours. I sure do hope that you find some relief for her, this is terrible.

Rowan Rowan
I feel like this is something that should have been checked out by at least 5 or 6. While its a good thing that it does not appear to be causing her problems there could be underlying or future issues. I would definitely talk to her pediatrician and maybe even a specialist
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Monty Monty
My son used to be similar... What helps him most is Flaxseed Oil. If you add a few drops in food or warm tea everyday, it acts like an internal lubricant and REALLY helps you go often. Same with prunes (and the Sunsweet prunes are really yummy), eat 5 per day and she'll be good to go. Also keep in mind how much bread, crackers, carbs she's eating.. since too much wheat is known to cause constipation.
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Kearney Kearney
this should have been tended to by a dr years ago. i would take her in and have her cecked out and see whats going on. theres no way we can even begin to guess what it might be here, unfortunately. youre just going to have to take her in.
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Heathcliff Heathcliff
I would take her to her pedi, and explain this to them. It might just be how her body works or it could be something serious you wont know until you bring her in.
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