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My 6 year old grandson has trouble pooping

He crys cus it hurts he drinks water mother keeps sugar to a minimal i hate to hear him in so much pain..daughter takes him to the doctor but they do nothing.. This last time they gave him sum liquid it work for a lil but he back to the crying and back in pain....does any one have and ideas to help a grandma out....please... The doc said he didnt have fishers

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Asked by Grandma1306 at 10:50 PM on May. 29, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • What is his activity level?
    What is his fibre intake like?
    What is his fluid intake level?

    Answer by feralxat at 10:55 PM on May. 29, 2013

  • Without asking for too many details, google encopresis and read what it is. Try to think if any of his symptoms are similar. Sometimes when kids get constipated for a while their waste can become impacted and it stretches out their rectum so it is likely that they get constipated again, and it just becomes a cycle. If he has encopresis, he should see a pediatric gastroenterologist.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:00 PM on May. 29, 2013

  • Find a doctor wh will actually help you. Have you tried prunes and prune juice? Increasing his fluid and fiber intake? Increasing his level of physical activity? There are also stool softeners for children, like Miralax. They aren't laxatives; they just make it easier for little ones to go when it hurts them. Some children do well with a daily dose of mineral oil as well.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:00 AM on May. 30, 2013

  • A child in our family takes a daily fiber pill that the pediatrician recommended. But that should be done after asking doctor. I agree you might want to get another opinion. If you do the prune juice just try a little.

    Answer by silverthreads at 8:05 AM on May. 30, 2013

  • Colace stool softener. It's NOT a laxative, but it does make it easier to go.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:44 AM on May. 30, 2013

  • A dollop of Karo syrup.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:23 AM on May. 30, 2013

  • OP, if you do end up trying to add fiber to his diet then make sure you up his fluid intake as well. Additional fiber without additional fluids can make constipation worse.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:37 AM on May. 30, 2013

  • He's probably so active that he forgets to drink enough fluid & take the time to poop when he actually feels it so he gets constipated. To alleviate the constipation get this, it works in minutes & causes no pain:


    Then every other day actually sit him on the toilet & tell his to try & poop. He is so busy playing that he needs to be reminded. Add fiber like cereals to his diet, apple juice daily too.



    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:21 AM on May. 30, 2013

  • Try getting her to eat those individually wrapped prunes. These are working well with our 3-year old granddaughter who has a similar problem. She calls them big raisins, and she dearly loves raisins!

    Answer by NannyB. at 3:22 PM on May. 30, 2013

  • Lots of water..cut back on dairy..warm prune juice with a little apple juice to sweeten it up works wonders for constipation..pedialax chewables are good too. Let him sit and relax and read his books on the toilet. My son went through this....he may not be constipated but just afraid to let go of his poop. Good luck to you. I hope he feels better soon

    Answer by Danio72 at 7:37 PM on Jun. 3, 2013

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