My son is 2 yrs old and having
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My son is 2 yrs old and having severe problem of constipation. It looks like there are bruises in his anus due to hard stool. His diet includes one bottle of milk early in the morning, then Indian bread soaked with milk, then cooked pulses water , then rice with butter in the afternoon, again bottle of milk in the afternoon post lunch(nap time), roasted grams or sprouts along with egg or rawa. Indain bread soaked in milk at dinner and bottle of milk at bed time. Its been observed that he doesn't chew properly and pulses and grams are seen in his stool. He cries a lot while passing stool and now he is scared to pass the stool. pls suggest..

PAST HISTORY : My son used to pass stool in 5-8 days till he was 5 months and his constipation problem increased. We gave fostitol for 6 months which helped him a lot. Now when we leave his medication. the problem relapsed.

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Hi,

Which milk do you give him because he is having plenty of milk and many times a child is not able to digest milk specially cow milk causes a lot of constipation,main thing will still remain to change his diet if he is not suffering from any medical illness.
Is he having fever once in a while or maybe he is loosing weight.
Diet. To soften the stools and make them easier to pass, increase the amount of fluid and fiber your child gets each day. High-fiber foods include fruits and fruit juices (prune, apple, pear, grape), vegetables (broccoli, peas), beans, and whole-grain breads and cereals. Limit foods that can increase constipation, such as fatty foods that are low in fiber.
He would also require good toilet training many a times a child would not pass stools due to bad toilet training.
Laxatives can be prescribed,but improve diet diet by reducing milk and replacing that with other kind of fluids and let me know if it works or not.
For now laxatives can be given like fostitol so that at least he passes stools for now.
If he does not improve with diet changes then we will have to do a few tests,and if there are tests which you already have then please provide me with details.

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