What is Constipation?

Constipation can be classified as infrequent, hard bowel movements that are difficult to pass. Passing stools may be straining and even painful. Bleeding may occur. Abdominal pain is noted more often than not, and swelling of the abdomen may occur.

Children may take a long time to pass a stool, pass either large quantities of stool at once or small pellets or clumps of pellets if they are constipated. There may be leakage or watery stools. Small stool marks may be noted in the child’s underwear. In more severe cases, your child may present with fever and vomiting.

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