Constipation in Children

Constipation is a condition in which a child has fewer than two bowel movements a week, or hard, dry, and small bowel movements that are painful or difficult to pass.??? Symptoms and Causes of Constipation in Children Constipation happens when stool stays too long in a child's colon. Causes of ...1

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Causes of Constipation in Children

What causes constipation in children? Constipation happens when stool stays too long in a child’s colon. Causes of constipation in children may include the following: Ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement Children most often get constipated from ...2

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Diagnosis of Constipation in Children

Diagnosis: How do doctors diagnose constipation in children? To find out why a child is constipated, the child’s doctor will take a medical history and perform a physical exam, and may order tests. Medical history The medical history will ...3

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Causes List for Constipation in Children

Possible causes of Constipation in Children (or similar symptoms) may include:4

  • Constipation (chronic constipation in children, constipation in children)
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Clinical Features of Constipation in Children

A child may have

  • fewer than two bowel movements a week
  • bowel movements with stools that are hard, dry, and small, making them painful or difficult to pass

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Treatments for Constipation in Children

Treatment: How do doctors treat constipation in children? Parents or caretakers can most often treat a child at home. However, if a child does not respond to treatment, call the child’s doctor. Treatment for constipation in children may include ...6

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References

  1. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ health-topics/ digestive-diseases/ constipation-in-children/ Pages/ overview.aspx
  2. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ digestive-diseases/ constipation-children/ all-content
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ digestive-diseases/ constipation-children/ all-content
  6. ibid.

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