3 yr old constipated!

Jennifer - posted on 11/05/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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4 days ago my son was screaming his belly hurt and the poop wasn't coming out. So I took him to the pediatrician and they wanted to me do an enema on him I was like I cant do that I don't know how. So when I left them, I took him to the er so the professional people can do it for him. So they did it in the hospital. and let it out in his diaper which was very pain ful for him. He is now taking miralax everyday for ten days. He hasn't been acting himself at all. Do you think its still that hes constipated? hes been going like diarrahe everyday for the past 4 days since hes been in the hospital. So I know hes been pooping. no solid poop yet though! He seems really tired and his always says his belly hurts and he will just come and lay down on me. I feel so bad.

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Ana - posted on 11/24/2013

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You can always go the natural route.

Rasins, grapes, peanut butter, apples, greens, spinach, oatmeal, prune juice, oranges, etc...change his diet.

I just went through this for over 6 months with my daughter who is 3.5. Her little butt was so sore from hard poop. The longer they hold it in the more dry it gets and then it hurts to push out and they get hemmorids.

The goal is to keep it fluent..wet food equals wet poop..that's what I go by.

Jennifer - posted on 11/05/2013

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Yeah he was given an xray they just said there was alot up there but he doesnt have to be hospitalized, they told me 1tbsp of miralax daily for 10 days. Hes been going once a day since he was in hospital four days ago. Its very watery and brown color.

Gina - posted on 11/05/2013

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Hi there, did the hospital give him an X-ray to see how impacted he was? They normally advise on how much medication to give, depending on how constipated your boy is. Is this the first time it's happened? My son had this problem, he was put on movicol plain and he is still on it now due to a milk and egg allergy that I've was advised about 3 wks ago. It's v hard to know what to do, they tell you one thing but your head tells you something else! Try maybe reducing the miralax but pls consult with doc first. See what they say. It might be that he just had 1 big poo and there's no more hard stools to come out. Definitely speak to doctor for advice too. Good luck x

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