Constipation In Children

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Definition

Constipation in children is a condition where children find it difficult to defecate. This is characterized by hard solid stool and stiff bowel movement.

Diagnosis

The condition can be diagnosed by stool examination as well as the symptoms present.

Treatment

Constipation in children is treated with increased fluid intake as well as proper diet that include high amounts of fruits and vegetables.

Symptoms and Signs

Constipation is a symptom of another rectal problem, hemorrhoids. Children who constipate suffer stiff bowel movement and release hard, stone-like stools. Painful defecation also occurs.

Causes

Constipation in children is caused by poor diet, mainly by low water intake as well as insufficient fibers that help digest solid food. When not treated, the condition can lead to hemorrhoids.

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