Constipated but still eatibg a lot nothing coming out

SYLVIA - posted on 05/18/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 9 year old daughter Faith ended up in Panorama Mediclinic, she is eating all her meals and snacks, drinking her juice, water, coffee but nothing coming out since Wednesday last week. She has been given everything to loosen her stools but still nothing. What may be the problem. I visited already different GPS because she has been having stomach cramps and a need to relieve herself. Worried mom

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Dove - posted on 05/18/2016

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Oops... responded to another post. I've got to stop checking the top of the board before scrolling through the rest of the page.

Jodi - posted on 05/18/2016

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YOU are an adult. SHE is a child. Just because it isn't bad for you doesn't mean she should drink it. After all - adults drink alcohol too, that doesn't make it okay for a child. This is where you get to be a parent and just say no.

So are you saying that her pediatrician has made the same recommendations to her diet that I have, and yet that's a problem for her? Why did she need medication for diarrhoea? Diarrhoea happens occasionally and generally does not need medication unless it is ongoing.......

SYLVIA - posted on 05/18/2016

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Hi Jodi and mummies out there. I can not really give you a satisfying answer on why she drinks coffee, because I never thinks it is bad whenever I drinks coffee, they always ask me to leave some ( her and her brother. ) that is off course in the morning or they drink milkshake. I note the suggestion of diet, her paediatrician also suggested but I am meeting the dietician tomorrow. What surprisingly though everything seemed to be fine, until the day she started to get a diarrhoea and I took her to the GP for that and medication seemed not to work then I consulted a chemist then after using chemist medication everything seemed to be fine, few days, her stomach started cramping and struggling to poo, I will take the advice and hope to get good results soon

Jodi - posted on 05/18/2016

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Her problem may be the kind of food she is eating. She needs to be eating lots of fibre and roughage - fruit, vegetables and high fibre whole grains. Refrain from sugary or highly processed snacks. Also, LOTS of water. Why are you having your 9 year old drink coffee??? For one, a 9 year old should not really be having a caffeine intake, but secondly, coffee dehydrates the body...this can contribute to the problem.

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