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Four year old poop problem(tmi)

Posted by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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My son is about to be four, he knows how to pee on the potty but has to wear a pull up all day because he is pooping literally all day. It isn't like normal poop though it's like little bits of it. A little more than a stain of poop. Everytime I change his pull up theirs poop In it. This has been going on for months. He can't poop in the potty because there isn't enough of it to push out at once I guess. I don't know what else to try. I took him to the doctor but she just said to try miralax . I did but it just gives him diarreah . Why can't he just poop normally??! Has anyone else gone through this? Have advice?
by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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PrincessZ20
by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I'd get a second opinion!  That doesn't sound normal! 

PEEK05
by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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Sounds like constipation

Dontgvemeyourbs
by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM
That's what my mil said


Quoting PrincessZ20:

I'd get a second opinion!  That doesn't sound normal! 


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Dontgvemeyourbs
by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 10:48 PM
It seems like it but i don't know because there's poop throughout the day ... Doesn't constipation mean no poop or hard stools? His is soft , just stains all day it's frustrating


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Sounds like constipation


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.Angelica.
by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM

sounds like he's constipated or holding it. my son used tohave similar problems, fiber gummies helped him.

knagsmom
by Member on Sep. 17, 2012 at 11:36 PM
I'm dealing with this with my 5 yr old. He has constipation issues and does this in his undies. I'm getting a second opinion on Wednesday for him. Right now he does a mixture of prune juice n apple juice everyday and miralax.
Get another opinion momma. Especially because he isn't in kindergarten yet n once he starts it might get worse. Right now Ds is going once every week in a half. He won't go at school and hold its in so he messes he's pants sometime. Good luck
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Xandriasmommy
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Sometimes when they are constipated the soft stuff will leak out around the hard poop. Have you tried cutting the miralax to a smaller dose?
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LOswald0314
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 2:24 AM

 Has he ever pooped on the potty? For a lot of kids they are scared to, even if they pee on it, so they hold it in and it causes tummy problems. 

Vertical15
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Sounds like constipation to me, too.  My 4yo doesn't have accidents during the day but holds it in all day until his diaper is on at night.  We still haven't figured out how to get him to go #2 on the potty.

norahsmommy
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 10:21 AM
That is not constipation. There is a condition where the intestines are not capable of pushing out poop well. I can't remember what it's called. Take him to a pedi gi specialist.
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