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2 yr old constipated? ?

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July 20, 2019 / By Moyra
Question: Okay well my 2 yr old has had bad constipation on and off for about 21 yr now. i would give her fleet enemas for children. it would always work. now starting 1 week ago i gave it nothing happened.she cried and cried for hours... called her pediatrician they told me to put a gel like little tube in her but ( forgot the name) and it supposably melts.. well herdidn'tt! it came out after 2 hours with a tiny piece of poop.Then 6 hours later she pooped the size of an adult fist!! Now herpediatriciann told me to give her miralax everyday in her juice. She pooped last night nice and soft but it took her about 3 hours she is scared to push. she threw up everywhere from crying. now next day since 11am this morning she says she got to do poppie and wont sit and keeps touching her belly and says her belly hurts. i called her peditrician they said she might be scared 2 push and wants it 2 come out on its own. is this normasl??? what do i do? im soo worried. do i goto the er? Im sooo sorry for writing soo much and all the mispelling but im soo nervous
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Lola Lola | 6 days ago
My 3yo has had chronic constipation for as long as I can remember. We give her miralax once a day and with our daughter it ends up getting to the diahreah stage which in my personal opinion is much better than the constipated stage. It isnt actual diahreah since she doesnt do it constantly but it comes out soft and easy and without her conscious effort to push. (our daughter is disabled and is like a 6 month old baby cognitavely) Keep doing the miralax. Also see if she might eat some of those sunsweet prunes. Supposedly they taste pretty good and prunes are really good at helping go potty. Another thing to consider is this. If she did poop the size of a fist, i know it is possible my 3yo has had that happen numerous times, she could have hemmhroids which are EXTREMELY painful. If she has those then I can totally understand why she would be hesitant to push. The best suppositories are fleet baby lax. They are not an enema but they are just little bulbs of glycerin and my daughter usually has a bm within minutes of givine her one of those. I suggest continuing the miralax and getting her some loosening juices like prune stuff. Also like one of the other posters suggested try laying her on her back and pushing her legs up towards her chest. You can do this in a "playing" session. I know this has also helped with my 3yo. Good luck I know from experience that having a constipated baby is absolutely miserable.
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Lola Originally Answered: Why am I constipated?
You probably need to improve your diet as you seem to have a constipation problem. For constipation, castor oil is very good for a one-off remedy as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22c... but it is unsuitable for regular use. For constipation, suppositories, laxatives and enemas are all totally unnecessary if you eat the right foods. All fruit and vegetables in very large amounts are laxative. You need to permanently change your diet or you are likely to get colon cancer. Constipation can make you extremely unwell and can lead to colon cancer as it causes a build up of carcinogenic toxins in the system. The intake of foods such as milk, cheese, white rice, white flour and red meat should be restricted, because they tend to contribute to constipation. Any food that has had the fiber stripped out, the nutrients processed out or slows down the digestion is a constipation culprit. Here's a list of foods shown to cause constipation problems: •Meats, especially fatty meats, red meat and processed meats, •Dairy Products, such as cheese, ice cream and whole milk, •Fast Foods – burgers, French fries and other fried foods, pizza, etc., •Refined grains, like white rice or any refined white flour products, •Highly starchy foods – white potatoes, corn and all refined grains, •Pastries and other high sugar products, such as cakes, cookies and pies, •Deep-fried foods, chips and other foods that are high in bad fats. You can see lots more in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22n... which tells you "Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation" and the right foods to eat.

Karrie Karrie
Sounds to me like the poor little thing is associating bowel movements and the pushing required during bowel movements with pain, which makes sense since she's always had a hard time going to the bathroom. Since this has always been an issue for her, I'd suggest taking her back to the doc and trying to find the reason for the constipation. One thing you can do is record what and when she eats, when she goes to the bathroom, the consistency of her stool and any other details (such as how long it takes her). This will help her doc determine if it's possibly diet related (she could be taking in too much of one type of food or could be allergic to a food without you knowing it) or if perhaps there's another medical reason for her bowel issues. A friend of mine has a 2 year old daughter with the same symptoms you're describing and has to take a prescription medication ...I can't remember what she was diagnosed with, but it took a prescribed medication to straighten her out (she's had no problems/fears with bowel movements since being on the med). I hope this helps!
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Haven Haven
Is she drinking liquids..hmm, have you tried something called lactulose solution it is an over the counter medicine that is safe for children to take, it has a laxative effect that should help loosen up her bowels also try giving her syrup of figs or just fresh figs as these are a natural laxatives also, I know you can use glycerin suppositries but not sure if they are okay for children. Due to the other medicine you tried not melting, i would go for the other two methods i have mentiones. Hope she feels better soon :) p.s. has the doctor said why she may be constipated. Maybe because of the difficulties before, she is afraid to go, try to coax her gently with promises of sweets!! that usually works
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Doreen Doreen
I really don't recommend Miralax - there are too many horror stories about its side-effects (see Yahoo Group!). But the pear and white grape juices are good for the bowels. And try to impress upon her that it won't hurt if, when she feels the urge, she sits on the toilet/potty and allows herself to "do". For the time being, she should try every time she visits the bathroom. And if she gets more tummy pain, and/or witholds for three or four days, give her another childrens' suppository - guarantee that'll make her do a dooey in under 20 minutes.
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Cassiah Cassiah
Is she drinking regular whole milk? i remember my daughter was terribly constipated after switching from formula to whole milk. She would try sooo hard to push it out & couldnt. Sometimes when i left up her legs it would help her poop but it took a lot of pushing & she was crying pretty bad. Dr prescribed miralax too but that didnt work for long. I tried to give her less milk & i gave her apple juice diluted with lots of water. He said she needs lots of fluids. I switched over to soy milk which helped with her poop. & then back to whole milk. It was on & off again constipation for 5 months. It was bad. I also read online & on Yahoo answers that people put a drop of Karo corn syrup in milk to help their kids pooped. It worked for some parents.
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Cassiah Originally Answered: Why do i keep getting constipated?
Not trying to freak you out but it's a possibility that you might have hemorrhoids (if you don't usually drink water--like when you where a kid or something). hemorrhoids are wads of veins that sit and the end of your rectum. so theyre pretty painful. you may wanna grab a mirror and check down there. they can be very painful because they block the flow of...poo...and cause constipation if thats not the case you probably have a regular (sorta) case of constipation. try laxatives and avoid things like cheese and ice cream. well, wait, you already did that. um...try going in for a colonoscopy for your doctors to view your colon. you can also try a colonic. a colonic is where water is released into your colon and sent into your intenstine with a tube that is inserted in your anus and the water would cause the muscles of the colon to contract and feces will feel the pressure and sort of flow out into a closed waste system. basically, you're getting cleaned out. you'll feel a bit of discomfort in the abdomen but you'll get cleaned out :] good luck!

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