A 2 Year Old Child Has More Frequent Bowel Movements Than Usual After One Year Of Constipation?
Malem, my child is 2 years old and has digestive problems, namely constipation that has been going on for more than one year, checked with the doctor and given a laxative but the chapter was not smooth, finally my child was advised to take a 3-position BNO abdominal photo, but have to wait one week, not chapters so that the results look clear, when I want to take a photo suddenly, my child runs smoothly 2 or once a day, in the end I didn’t do the photo, but how come here my child is often 5 to 6 times a day, no diarrhea, but sometimes in one chapter, the diarrhea is normal and goes there again, but every child I push, he always looks like a lot of pain, but the stool that comes out is little and runny, then the next chapter is just like normal and the texture is normal. . is that normal? Should I continue with the BNO abdominal photo? Or what? R n r nThank you
Hello Roni, Thank you for the question. A person is said to be constipated if the frequency of defecating is less than 3 times per week, feels incomplete after defecating, or cannot defecate at all. If your child's bowel frequency reaches 5-6 times per day, this is included in the diarrhea category. Diarrhea is a condition in which the consistency of the stool becomes more fluid or the frequency of bowel movements is more frequent than usual. In addition, diarrhea sufferers can also experience complaints of stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, decreased appetite, and weakness. Most cases of diarrhea are caused by intestinal infections; but diarrhea can also be caused by other causes such as appendicitis, food allergies, lactose intolerance, and others. X-rays of the abdomen are usually used to determine the cause of constipation, such as intestinal obstruction. We recommend that you return to consult with a pediatrician beforehand so that the doctor can return to ask your child's complaints and examine your child. From this examination the new doctor can determine whether other tests are needed such as blood tests, stool examinations or ultrasound. The doctor will also decide whether an X-ray of the abdomen is still necessary. In the meantime, please keep your child's intake of food and drink. Notice if any triggers are affecting your child's bowel pattern. Hope this information is helpful. Dr. Aloisia