Colitis Expert Forum
Constipation since eating solids
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding Colitis issues such as: Causes, Constipation, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Drugs and OTC Medications, Fever, Living with Colitis, Loss of Appetite, Preventing Flare-ups, Research, Symptoms, Support, Surgery, Tests, Treatments, Types of Colitis

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Constipation since eating solids

My son has had constant constipation since he was eating solids and a few problems when having milk before solids. he has been on all medications to make it easier but nothing has really helped. he has recently had two enemas done and strong laxatives to remove the blockages he keeps building up. he has a healthy diet but never gains proper weight,tired alot,poor appetite. I have been told to look into hirschsprung disease but so far the doctors haven't bothered looking into it??? Need help!! My son is now nearly 5yrs old.
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
Hi,
The possibilities are  Hirschsprung disease, hypothyroidism and functional constipation.
Barium enema and thyroid function test may be done for evaluation.
Good potty training is also important.
Give him high fiber diet, plenty of fluids and stool softeners.
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
Avatar_m_tn
Ratnakar Kini
Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
,
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank