Severe chronic constipation in 5 year old

Nicola - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )




My 5 year old boy has severe constipation, although he never had any of the obvious symptoms like days with no poo or dry hard poo or pain when trying etc. If anything he was normal to loose. He has many food allergies and we knew he had IBS but until I finally asked for an xray had no idea that his entire bowel was full. After 4 months of treatment we are still battling. We have tried movicol benefibre and parachoc and trip to hospital for washout. Any suggestions? I am over the years of soiling!!!


Christine - posted on 01/12/2010




Hi there....go to your doc and get a prescription for peg its a powder that dissolves in there milk,juice etc and doesnt have any taste and works like a charm my little man has been struggling with it since he was a baby and that stuff is a miracle!! :) peg is short for polyethylene glycol ....not harmful either...good luck!! :) Christine

Stephanie - posted on 07/04/2012




Hi there...I know this is an older post, but I'm hoping this may be seen by other mothers who have issues with Chronic Constipation and maybe the issue of Encopresis. My daughter started becoming extrememly constipated when she was 4 and kept having accidents (soiling her undies) a few times a day and she was diagnosed as having encopresis. All the doctors did over the 4 years of visits, was tell us she needed more fiber, drink more water and take laxatives. Finally we realized that gluten (wheat products) may be to blame and we started giving her fruit flavored chewable probiotics on a daily basis and within 24 hours, her system got back on track and she had a massive bowel movement.

I started a blog for other moms who are going through this and frustrated and searching for answers. Please visit my blog at to learn more. I'm not selling anything, just trying to educate and give hope to mom's who are going through the same thing I went through for 4 long years.

Have a great day,



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