Overcoming A Child Who Has Difficulty Defecating Because Of Fear Of Straining?
Hello doctor I want to ask my ankle umr 4th he likes to hold the chapter because of fear of pushing ,, how cr cope with ny ,, by giving tips2 thanks
Hello Siska, Thank you for the question.
Have you ever asked your child what is the cause of this fear? Children can be afraid of defecating / pushing because of constipation or pain in the anal area. Constipation is a condition where the frequency of bowel movements becomes less frequent (less than 3 times per week) accompanied by stools that become harder. These complaints can occur due to the influence of lifestyle and poor diet, stress levels, certain medical conditions, side effects of drugs, and others. Constipation can cause complaints of abdominal pain, flatulence or feeling full, even sores in the anal area (fissure ani) for pushing the stool too hard. Wounds in the anal area can cause pain so your child is reluctant to push. In addition to anal injuries, pain in the anal area can also be caused by infection and abscess around the anus.
The best step is to consult with a specialist pediatrician further so that the doctor can conduct a direct examination on your child to find out the cause of children who are reluctant to chapter this. Further treatment will be given by the doctor according to your child's condition. Meanwhile, you are also advised to maintain a high-fiber food intake (vegetables, fruit, and nuts) and water intake. Encourage children to stay active, for example by inviting regular exercise or play. Avoid giving drugs that can cause constipation.
I hope this helps.