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HELP! my son wont poo!

my son has a fear of pooing, as his stools are very hard, this has been going on for 2 and a half years, and it really scares him to go for a 'poo'.
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1800666 tn?1316549610
i would try giving him a little bit of stool softner that would help alot and if you havent already i would recommend taking him to the doctor and see if they will prescribe something that will help in a long term effect
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1699033 tn?1443113373
It is a viscious cycle.  He won't go because it hurts and because he doesn't go it hurts when he does go.  Definitely talk to your pediatrician to find out what you can do.  It will take him a few times to realize that it doesn't hurt before the anxiety about pooping goes away.  My son did the same thing.  
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1519485 tn?1318870773
how old is your son? You can now get 'omega-3' oil which is basically cod  liver oil with additives for more effectiveness and lemon meringue or other sweet flavors. A tsp a day would make his bowels more more smoothly and less painfully. What does the doctor say?
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1236893 tn?1408490528
Give him a little prune juice every day and more fiber in his diet and if you have to give him a child's suppository,
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Avatar m tn
thanks for all your advise.
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