Posted By Worried Grandmother
My grandchild has very painful bowel movements and as a result, she holds it back which causes constipation, which causes
painful movements etc...She is 2 yrs old and is not gaining weight as she should, but her hair,skin, and mental process is good.
She gets listless at times. Looking back, this first happened when she was 6 months old. She didn't want to eat and was listless
and stopped gaining weight for awhile. Today her appetite is poor most of the time. She was sick a month ago and now holds
her urine also. The Doctor recommends mineral oil and milk of magnesia. Her stools are causing tears in the rectal area. I have
researched this site but most things having her symptoms also list diarrhea. Would a stool speciman help? What test should be
made? Will this degree of constipation cause rectal prolapse? Thanks
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