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Posted by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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hi i need serious advice. my daughter has been dealing with constipation since birth. we take her to a GI doctor and she ahs been on miralax for about a year. Recently they did an abdominal xray and it shows she has a major amount of poop backed up in her intestines. the GI doctor has said she is withholding, but i don't think she is. she sits on the toilet and strains and can't get it out. and she cries and everything. he wants me to increase her miralax to two capfuls a day this seems a bit much to me. i am not sure what to do would you get a second opinion?? or do you have any ideas wht it could be?

by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 8:51 PM

i would have gone for a second opinion right after i left the first dr. office.

when my son was born we were told to take him to a nephrologist (kidney) they recommened one (our pediatrician) we went to see him and went to see another one that was recomended to us by a friend.

then we went as far as going to a urologist and we saw 2 of them as well.  any time we see a specialist we always see 2...

considering you have been taking the advice from this one for so long.. HELLS YEA i would go to another... i mean after 2 months of the miralax not working i would have gone to see a 3rd a 4th... these are our children we are dealing with.

by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 8:51 PM

My nephew was like this too. They had to do a procedure like an upper GI. He was put out etc. My sister went on to get him regular enemas from the dr. , which he HATED. 

He is 13 now, he really has constipation issues, but he always takes his miralax and if he feels impacted at least he lets my sister know.



by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 8:53 PM

 My daughter has the same problem she is ten now but she has been that way since she was born also. I had to give her a anemia to get her cleaned out and it worked but she won't go like she is suppose to all the time and we don't know why. But make sure that when u give her the does you are suppose to that your not far from a bathroom because after a few days she will go but it will be really loose. If you want to know anything else you can pm me and I ask I'll help as much as I can.

by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 8:55 PM

If the doctor doesn't listen to you when you tell him how she is at home and instead tell you what he thinks without seeing her outside of the office, I would say YES get a second opinion, or third or fourth if you need to until you find someone willing to listen to you. You know her best, you are her advocate! If you aren't satisfied with her care, seek someone else. Good luck and I will pray your daughter gets the help she needs to feel better soon!

by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 8:59 PM

You are telling me my story.  Do what the doctor tells you.  It will take a while for them to stop holding their stool.  I have seen every doctor you can think of and received the same answer.  The Dr. was right.   Just  keep giving the Miralax and make a big deal out of them going poop.  I had to buy my daughter "My Little Phony"  wrap them up in wrapping paper.  Every time she went poop she was able to pick one out.  It cost me a lot of money but it worked.   It will work for you too.  Just keep at it..   You could also get plastic Easter eggs and put a surprise in it.  Put all the eggs in a basket and every time she poops she can pick an egg from the basket.

P.S. Miralax is not harmful.

 Best wishes to you and your family

by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:28 PM

when my 9 yr old was a baby he wouldn't poop like babies do so i took him to the doc and he told me to do this exercise and make him feel the poop since he was too lazy to do it. I dont know it worked though I did it for 6 months and it resolved the problem. it was basically reverse crunches. and i would do them twice a day ( i worked so 1 morning 2 at night) and it basically helped him poop regularly.

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