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    Default Constipation help. Quick response please.

    DS is 2 years old and last week he had gastro (vomiting and diarrhea the next day), he was given medication to stop the nausea by the hospital.

    One week later (today) he has BAD constipation. The poo is massive and stuck in his anus. It is a big poo made up of little tiny stools.
    Im at work and my mum took him to a GP, they said to use some drops and go back tomorrow.
    DS is in pain and struggling, should I tell my mum to get a second GP opinion or do you think the drops is the only option?

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    Sounds gross but you could try putting him a warm bath and letting him pass some of it in there, the warm water seems to relax them. (As well as the GPs recommendations). There's also things like Movicol Junior from the chemist.

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    Give the drops a go. They might be handy to have on hand if you have this drama again.

    Would a warm bath help? Even if it is just to help him relax?

    Does he like pear juice? I hear that helps too.

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    Thanks.
    Can't the GP do something like a depository to get it out?

    My mum has a very deep bath, I am not sure if it something she would like to do. I will try tonight for sure.

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    Try a glycerol suppository from the chemist. Gentle but they work quickly. Poor little guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond Girl View Post
    Try a glycerol suppository from the chemist. Gentle but they work quickly. Poor little guy.
    Will that help with a very big hard poo? You can see it there quite large

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Thanks.
    Can't the GP do something like a depository to get it out?

    My mum has a very deep bath, I am not sure if it something she would like to do. I will try tonight for sure.
    They can but it can be quite uncomfortable and scary for the little ones to have it done, that's why I favour the bath, and I often found it more effective for DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Will that help with a very big hard poo? You can see it there quite large
    I've had two friends use them with their kids for bad constipation and it worked very well, it softens everything which sounds like what he needs. If the poo is blocking the way to get it in though then this may be tricky. Maybe worth a try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Will that help with a very big hard poo? You can see it there quite large
    Yep. I've had todo it with DD and it's not nice. It was very painful. Something like coloxyl drops help soften it but they take 12-24 hours. I would talk to your chemist about using them for a week or 2 while things get back to normal

    My chemist also suggested putting heaps of nappy cream on, it can make it a bit less painful as everything stretches to let the poo out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond Girl View Post
    Try a glycerol suppository from the chemist. Gentle but they work quickly. Poor little guy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pandamonium View Post
    Yep. I've had todo it with DD and it's not nice. It was very painful. Something like coloxyl drops help soften it but they take 12-24 hours. I would talk to your chemist about using them for a week or 2 while things get back to normal

    My chemist also suggested putting heaps of nappy cream on, it can make it a bit less painful as everything stretches to let the poo out
    Ok, my mum did it and he screamed / cried and it finally came out. Unfortunately I couldn't leave work straight away.

    The GP suggested watery / soft foods for now, no solids. What do you think I should give and avoid?

    You think the drops for a couple of days?


 

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