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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 27, 2007
  • 06:37 PM

My son is 3 years old and for over a year has had severe constipation. He has had a lower barium enema done which came back normal and he has also had a rectal biopsy done. Which also came back normal. He is on 3 teaspoons of lactolose twice a day and I can't remember the last time he was able to have a bowel movement on his own without an enema. He tries so hard to go to the bathroom on his own and he can only go a very small amount and it is always thick and pasty. His gastroentologist has run out of ideas and doesn't know what else to do. Please help!

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  • has he had his iron levels and B12 levels checked? This can cause constipation. Does he have a good appetite? What does he eat? Food intolerance is a possibility. Cut out all wheat, dairy, citrus (except lemons) and sugar and see if this helps. Please visit www.wholeapproach.com and print out their food list - it is excellent. I recommend getting a good quality probiotic - you can find chewable acidopholus tabs for kids. Take it daily and see if this helps. Hope this helps.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 27, 2007
    • 06:56 PM
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