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any advice 2 year badly constipated all the time!!
Hi there - I am sorry you are going through this - we had similar with my DD and it is very distressing for all concerned. My DD was on Lactulose and Senna from about 6 months til 5 years old. They helped but did not solve problem. Had a conversation with HV at pre school check who was surprised she was not on Movicol which I think is now the treatment of choice. Maybe your DS needs a higher dose ? Someone I know had very bad problems with their DS who saw consultant , had to have enemas - even had tissue sample of bowel taken - there was never an explanation but the problem did resolve with time - I think round about 5 /6 yrs old. I know hearing that problem should go away in 3 years time is not very encouraging ! I would go back to Gp - have another chat - see about increasing Movicol dose - maybe ask for consultant opinion - thing is I think this is really pretty common problem and if your son can poo every 4 days that is actually quite good going in the scale of these problems - you could try dropping his milk as I've heard that can contribute.
You could try increasing the lactulose - I'm sure we were on more than 10 ml /day - but we found it difficult to get DD to take it . I know exactly what you mean by a huge poo ! Def go for a hospital referral they have different things they can prescribe - you don't want your DS to suffer for possibly another 3 yrs - with hindsight we should have done more for our DD.
Hi, my ds is 7 now and has been suffering constipation since he was four. We tried all remedies listed and the only one that worked was movical. He started off with 12! sachets for a day, then 10 the next day, 8,6,4, and then on two a day for a year! It really is the best thing. His bowels were so badly impacted at one stage that an enema didn't work. And i now keep a box of movical up in the press but haven't had to use it in a year as he is going itself. Movical is great as it doesn't dehydrate, so you don't have to give extra water, the water he takes it in counts as fluids taken. Also unlike other remedies,which push down the stools, so they are sore when passed, movical gently softens them making them easier to pass. I would go to the doc and ask is it ok to up the dose? I think two is the minimum age for movical and you are prob on the max for that age but even if you could up dosage to two sachets a day for a week or two and then go back down it might help.