My daughter is 9 and has had stomach issues and won't eat. Finally the dr did an xray. I don't want to be gross but he dr said she was majorly backed up! Like she hasn't went #2 in a while! So I gave her a childrens laxative (I gave the minimum dose) twice and she still will not go. What should I try? I don't want to do an enema because I had a horrible experience with one as a child and I don't want to scar her for life. She is a very sensitive child. Crys at the smallest discomfort. What do I do?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Apr. 19, 2010 in Kids' Health
Answer by mompam at 11:50 AM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 11:53 AM on Apr. 19, 2010
If it is hard and majorly compacted it is going to really hurt when it comes out unless you break it up somehow. I would go with the enema. Be gentle and explain the reason for her needing one. I would assume that if you keep giving her laxatives it is just going to cause her more discomfort because it will not soften the hard stool, it will cause it to push out faster. Which might cause a huge stool coming out all at once and it might injure her rectum. It is much safer imo give the enema.
What did the doc recommend you do?
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:54 AM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by motherofhope98 at 12:17 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 6:13 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
Another vote or magnesium citrate. I use the Natural Calm You can mix it with juice and you can't even taste it. My VERY picky son will drink it.
Also, have her sit on the potty and try after every meal until she starts going every day, or almost every day.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:05 AM on Apr. 20, 2010
Answer by Tarinia at 3:29 AM on Apr. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 PM on May. 28, 2010