So my 4yo is whining about not being able to poo and her lower belly hurting. Whining a lot in some cases. I’m 98% sure she’s just over tired and a bit hysterical, since she is a bit prone to that, but is there a risk that something badly urgent is wrong and she’s going to die horribly because we didn’t take her to hospital? Can you rupture your colon this way?
Currently sleeping now which is a good sign I suppose.Posted 4 years ago
Hang on. I thought your family was going through the opposite of constipation at the moment?
Lol.. yeah so did I.. it’s been a ridiculous week. I think we’ve all puked up so much we’ve upset our gut flora. Now my wife’s puking, I’m knackered, my eldest is whining continuously and my youngest is trying to secure an equal amount of attention to her sister.
And I’ve taken holiday this week…Posted 4 years agomiketuallySubscriber
Prune juice mixed in with something more palatable to a 4yr old. Works everytime for ours.
You can boil dried prunes, then use the water to make something else. We used to make up our eldest’s dried baby cereal stuff with this when she was younger and got a bit bunged up.Posted 4 years agoadjustablewenchMember
Make sure she is well hydrated, lot of fruit and veg in the diet helps keep everything moist on the way thriugh but if she doesnt drink enough she’ll stilk struggle even with loads of fibre.
In smaller babies and toddlers they say gently rubbing their tummies along the large intestine can stimmulate them. Thats from the bottom right side of the abdomen up to the ribs across to the left and down the left hand side – it seemed to help one of mine when he was little – worth a go if she will let youPosted 4 years agowrightysonMember
After suffering with a two year old with constipation it really does become a viscous circle. She ended up under the consultant for 18 months. The main problem becomes psychological because when she did go it hurt like hell especially after a week of brewing it, unfortunately even at 2 she associated pain with poo. You need to get her to go ASAP and lactulose is a good start.Posted 4 years agodirksdigglerMember
my eldest (3.5) went through this for a few weeks.. we simply tought he didn’t fancy pooping at daycare so was backing up and prune juice etc etc woudl sort him.
Turns out after a week of him ‘whining’ (turns out he was genuinely in pain – not just avoiding bed time) we had him down the docs..
He’d gone and got himself impacted bowels…. but caught before any major.
Xray to diagnose, suppositories and close on a month of laxatives later and he now goes when he gets ‘first askings’
We felt like pretty crappy parents!
Upon reading up on what diet for best intestinal/bowel health… yep.. all of that is what he’s already eating!
Turns out however that he actually had Giardia.. and that was likely the problem.Posted 4 years ago
Stool samples with kids are fun fun un!clubberMember
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We’ve been as far as taking ours to A&E, thinking it was appendicitis. Turns out they just needed a big fart/poo.
Had the same a day before going on holiday at around 1am… That was fun.
Some kids get constipated because they just don’t drink enough water/fluids but unlike adults don’t really respond to feeling thirsty.Posted 4 years agosandwicheaterSubscriber
I have all this fun to look forward to (1 year old who never stops pooping). I’ve no idea in regards the possibility of colon rupture. Re-call my mum would shove raisins/prunes down us and make us lie on our fronts.
Much wind would follow, we never died (or if we did we got better).Posted 4 years ago
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