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Looking at your baby's age I am assuming that she is being exclusively breastfed? Breastfed babies very rarely get constipated. However, breast milk is highly utilized by the body so it is very normal for a baby to go a few days without passing stool. Taking her temperature rectally can help encourage stool if you really want to though.
At this age, more than likely it is gas and not constipation that is causing the discomfort.
Gripe water may be helpful, fennel, ginger and chamomile may also help. There is also the "I LOve YOU" massage that can help pass gas through the intestines. There are directions on how to do this in Dr. Sear's Baby Book.
Good luck! I know how hard it is to see your baby in pain!