My son stays constipated!?
Topic: My son stays constipated!?
July 21, 2019 / By Derry Question:
My son has been staying constipated for about 6 months or longer..I have done everything..I took him to the doctor a couple of months ago and he didnt even check him out..He walked him wrote him out a laxative and walked out..well that didnt work..So today I made him a doc app. with a new doctor..She is a peditrician and she took X-rays of him and everything..His whole upper body is full of gas and poop floating around..He is only three yrs old why is this happening..She told me to do the same thing..Give him laxatives and enema's..If that dont work then she will send him somewhere else..I dont know what to do..Is there someone out there have the same thing happen to there kid..Im a young mom and want to know what is wrong with my son..Someone said it sounds like some kind of disease but i dont remember what they said..So PLEASE let me know if you have any answers..Sorry bout the long question..
He eats very healthy too..he loves his fruits and vegetables and drinks plenty of water and other stuff..my kids do not drink soda!!
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Bennie | 1 day ago
My daughter would go when I gave her spinach. I also had a friend whose daughter was always constipated, said fruit juice helped, because of the sugar, particularly apple juice and pear juice.
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Originally Answered: Is my dog constipated.or is it something else?
Is she drinking enough water? Whenever the body starts to get depleted of fluids, it starts trying to conserve it and will, thus, send less of it into the intestines to mix with the feces and make it soft. If she isnt drinking much, try giving her low-sodium broth (chicken or beef). If she'll drink that, it will be sufficient enough water for now. Also, as someone already suggested, give her a couple tablespoons of mineral oil by mouth (good luck!) and, if you have an eye dropper, GENTLY give her an eye dropper full of mineral oil up her rear end. The "skin tenting test", where you pinch the skin on her shoulders to see if it springs back, is NOT an accurate (or even near-accurate) way to test for dehydration. Only blood work can verify that. By the time the skin no longer springs back, the dog is severely dehydrated. As for the pumpkin, keep trying it but if it isnt working, go to plan B. Try the mineral oil. Do not give her any bowel stimulants. Since she's already trying to pass bricks, stimulating her bowels to do it faster will only make it worse. Stool softeners only!!
I would take them to urgent care or to the ER. Having poop inside of you for that long can start to release toxins into the body. You need to get it all out as soon as possible.
If it is "floating around" sounds like there may be a tear or something in his intestines or bowles. Go see a doctor that is going to do something not just send you home with laxatives. Tell the next doctor that you have tried the laxatives etc. multiple times and nothing is working.
Sorry.. and good luck hun!
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I have one twin, now 2 1/2 that isn't actually constipated, but would hold it in til he became unable to poo. I give him mineral oil, one teaspoon, twice daily. This was suggested by our family Dr. when I wanted to know what my baby's problem was!, and we have been doing it since about 8 months old. This way the poo comes out easily and he cant/wont hold it in. It was a vicious circle involving enemas, crying, horrible screaming, even interfering with going places, and they catch on to that enema thing quick, not only scared of it, but frantic that you are getting near their privates. If we keep up the regimen of the mineral oil, we do ok. Mineral oil also does no harm to his digestive tract, nor interferes with vitamin absorbtion from food. Best wishes, and I know how hard and frustrating this all can be!
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I understand your concern im 22 and a mother of 2 boys 3yrs and 17mnths old my 17mnth old has had problames with being constapated to were he crying and screaming in pain and his stomach was hard as a rock and i found what worked best for me was to add more fiber to his diet but for instant releafe theres this type of massage that will help the poop work its way through firts lay him down in front of you put some lotion on your hands lift his shirt up and with your right hand place it on the side of his belly botton and push down from top to bottom for a little bit the take your right hand and put it above the bellybutton and move it across towards the right and then bring it down to were it makes a backwards up side down L do that for a while and then take both hand put them on ether side of the belly button and push outwards do that for a while and it will help to break down the poop and help push it through and he should go to the bathroom soon after you do that you might have to do it for 15-30min straight but it will help him go it always worked for my kids i would let him watch a cartoon or movie while you do it so he doest get figety good luck i hope it works for you.
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If you have insurance, take him to a GASTROENTEROLIGIST or, maybe ask first if he is too young to be seen to them. Dr. Alexander Read in Seattle, WA is a great intestine (upper and lower) Dr.
If no insurance, lay him on his back, bend his knees into his stomach, do a set of 3 or 4 @ 8 count, couple times a day until he has a good bowel movement.
One other way, drink 8 oz. of sugar water 2 times/day
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Originally Answered: I've been getting really constipated, and I don't know how to get rid of it. what should I do?
First, make sure you are eating a diet high in fiber. If you can't get enough fiber in the food, get a fiber supplement. Benefiber is good...it's tasteless and you can put it in a liquid or food.
Second, be sure you are drinking enough water.
I assume that since this is in the newborn & baby section that you are either pregnant or just had the baby, which means you're probably taking prenatal vitamins. Those can cause constipation.
Talk to your doctor about taking Miralax. It's a NON-stimulant laxative so it won't cause gas or cramping, and it's very safe. It has no taste, and dissolves completely in liquid.