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    Default Long-Term constipation in 1 year old

    Just wondering if anybody else has had to deal with long-term constipation in their child? My son is 17 months old and he has been suffering with quite bad constipation for quite some time now, I've taken him to the doctor before and the doctor said it's quite common and that there was wasn't anything they could do. So I decided to get him some parachoc which I've used with my 2nd daughter who also suffered from long-term constipation and this helped her get past the fear of it and now she is fine. But my son struggles, if I don't give him any parachoc (regardless of his diet which I have adjusted to help with the constipation). If I don't give him any he gets so badly constipated I have to hold up his legs while he attempts to push out the poo which then splits him once it's out and he will bleed. I'm taking him back to the doctor this week but i'm just wondering what to ask for, how do they treat this sort of problem long-term? I want to make sure I get some answers because I hate seeing him get so upset about going poo-poo

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    Not with him I haven't, with my daughter I have, but once again it's like parachoc it's not designed for long-term use. I'm really wanting something that is safe long-term and will help get his bowels back to normal.

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    Ask about Movicol, and insist that they give it to you, poor wee guy, bleeding after pooing, that's seriously not on, and I'm horrified your doc said there is nothing they can do!!!!! See another doc please, and go in there intent on the movicol!

    It is the gold standard in treatment for child constipation.
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    Ask about Movicol, and insist that they give it to you, poor wee guy, bleeding after pooing, that's seriously not on, and I'm horrified your doc said there is nothing they can do!!!!! See another doc please, and go in there intent on the movicol!

    It is the gold standard in treatment for child constipation.
    Exactly this. My DS1 suffered from long term constipation and he was on movicol half sachets for over 6 months.

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