Born with Gastroschisis. But constipation starting at 23 months. Could this be bowel obstruction or something serious?

Din - posted on 06/16/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )




My son was born July 2012 with gastroschisis. He was put in a silo and had an op at 5 days old. He did well and was discharged at 28 days. He has been pooing at least once a day with no problems ever since. Had a few short spells of constipation that didn't last long. My problem is that he has been constipated for over 3 weeks now and strains so hard that he bleeds. He has cut down his food as I guess there is no space. I have been giving him lactulose if he hasn't pood for 2-3 days which helps but I don't want to rely on this as it may be covering a more serious issue. Has anyone else had this problem and did they need surgery as I have read that gastroschisis babies usually need a second op by the age of 10 due to blockages

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