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#1 of 7 Old 02-18-2007, 01:32 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My almost 4 year old is in pain. He is crying and can't sleep. I think he suffers from chronic constipation. His tummy hurts, his butt hurts. What can I do RIGHT NOW to help him?

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When was the last time he had a BM? Will he eat prunes? If you are sure he is constipated you may want to try a suppository. That's my suggestion anyway, especially if he is in that much pain, that would probably work the fastest
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In this circumstance, a glycerine suppository is what I would do (have done). Then get the bottom of why this happened and what you can do to keep it from continuing. Problem is sometimes kids associate pain with stool and so withhold...leading to more pain and it is a viscous cycle.

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In this circumstance, a glycerine suppository is what I would do (have done). Then get the bottom of why this happened and what you can do to keep it from continuing. Problem is sometimes kids associate pain with stool and so withhold...leading to more pain and it is a viscous cycle.
This is exactly the advice I would give as well.. although you don't want to use suppositories all the time because he can become dependent on them. Every once in awhile to get things moving again is helpful and will relieve the pain your poor little man is feeling.

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I had just remembered that when he was 4 months old and doing this the dr suggest a glycerin suppos if we were desperate. He has been like this since he was born, but it was only really bad for awhile when we was a baby. The ped said it was impossible for a breastfed baby to be constipated. He could not explain why ds would be in pain for 24 hours before he would poop. My mom is at Wal-Mart and looking for a suppos.

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Oh and I will be taking him in to see the dr and see what we can figure out about this.

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How about a very very warm bath. As warm as you can make it for him. That often causes one to go even when they try not to. Poor guy.

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