My daughter has always seemed to have some digestive issues but one saturday night when she woke me screaming and I found that she'd pooped in her panties while sleeping I was slightly concerned. It was very hard too and I immediately knew she was dealing with some constipation.
Well, here it is 4 days later and she hasn't gone again. She refuses to! She will sit on the toilet and freak out and she keeps complaining that her butt hurts. I've looked at her butt, it's not irritated or anything. She keeps ending up with streaks in her undies too.
I have given her prune juice and half a dose of a laxative and still nothing! I tried giving her an enima and she freaked out (as I expected) and jumped up before I could get much in her and what did go in came right back out.
Should I take her to the ER tonight if she doesn't go? What can I do for her?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:48 PM on Mar. 20, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by But_Mommie at 5:51 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
Research Ecopresis and call her ped for either an appointment with them or to get a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist.
She probably can't help it at this point.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:56 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
My dd had some constipation issues that arose from having a painful BM once and it spiraled. She didn't end up with Encopresis, but I had read about it before it got bad so I knew what to look for. We ended up having to do some glycerin suppositories and those worked, even though she HATED them. At least they helped her get the poo out.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:58 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
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Answer by jerseydiva at 8:09 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
It works in minutes with no pain & is a miracle!!
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