My 18 mo old son is taking 17 grams or miralax and 1/2 tsp of lactulose daily. I thought he had made some progress he is a mess with lose stools. The dr. had me bring him back for another xray since he has been going for a week and he called with the results saying it looks like he hasn't gone at all. He said there is still a large amount there. How could this be? Is there something causing this? I am so tired of not getting any answers after 7 months of this I just want him to feel better. Any ideas? Has this happened to anyone elses children? And how did you finally get an answer?Answer Question
Answer by candygirl1030 at 10:11 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
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Answer by ColleenF30 at 12:38 AM on Feb. 19, 2009
LOL! thought it was a joke before I opened! "Get to the bottom"
Seriously...some medications can cause this. The doc would know that though. Oatmeal works wonders for constipation and diarrhea. Activa is a good suggestion too. I'm guessing though, at this point you've tried these things. Many web sites suggest that a common cause of constipation in children is caused by withholding. I don't know how to stop this, but if you notice he is doing this it may be a start at least to correcting it.
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