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Lack of bowel activity

(10 Posts)
Mae1 Tue 24-May-05 13:28:50

Any suggestions for helping my 4yr old go to the toilet. Now 10days since any activity took place - scared to go and holding on (crossing legs). Now has a very sore and red bottom too which doesn't help. Had this before 12mths ago - on laxatives all the time. How can I coherce her to go???? help please!!

bundle Tue 24-May-05 13:30:17

is she seeing a paediatrician about this?

WigWamBam Tue 24-May-05 13:31:30

I'd get her to the doctors, to be honest. Ten days is a long time, and it will really hurt her to go if you try and force it.

HappyMumof2 Tue 24-May-05 13:32:48

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Mae1 Tue 24-May-05 13:35:34

She was discharged from paediatrician back in jan 05 'cause she was doing so well.
I have an appointment this afternoon at 5.15pm at the GP (after forcing their hand - receptionist said it wasn't an emergency!). Let's see what they do.

HappyMumof2 Tue 24-May-05 13:36:33

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WigWamBam Tue 24-May-05 13:37:20

After ten days, I would say it was an emergency. She must be in a lot of discomfort. Hope you get her sorted out this afternoon.

bundle Wed 25-May-05 10:26:30

how did you get on mae?

WigWamBam Wed 25-May-05 10:58:42

I was wondering that, too. How is she?

Mae1 Wed 25-May-05 12:07:33

went to the Doc's - she agreed with my medication of Movicol (softener) & Sodium Picosulphate (stimulant). Spoke to the Consultant's Nurse Practitioner this morning - she has said stop the stimulant until the weekend - increase the softener - & when things start moving it shouldn't be distressing!
Let's wait and see! Many thanks for your concerns.

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