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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 9, 2008
  • 06:49 PM

My son is 6 and has constipation all his life we saw a gasto doc who put him on a high fibre diet (with no test) we do enimas 1 a week a home and go regular to the hospital where they sedate him a have to go in and remove it because of the size he goes to the toilet 1 every week and it is about 9 inches by 3-4 inches in diameter. He screams everytime he goesbecaus it is so hard. His aoppitite is not normal and most days his belly is swollen. There have been numerious xrays and you can see the build up in his cavity. n whre do i go for help when they say nothing is wrong????

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  • obviously something is very wrong, along with the mental health issues he is going through...how about a nutritionist, allergist (food), tested for tapeworms??? acupuncture??? homeopathy...I imagine you have taken him to a protologist to be examined for structural problems...how's prune juice work for him??
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 10, 2008
    • 07:33 AM
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  • Can you take him to a medical teaching facility to be seen by a pediatric gastroenterologist? Maybe there is something wrong structurally, or with the nerves controlling his GI tract. Sometimes they can malfunction or even be absent. He needs to be seen by someone smart who can figure this out.Sorry your child and family has to go through this!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2008
    • 08:26 AM
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  • Megacolon is an abnormal dilatation of the colon (a part of the large intestines) that is not caused by mechanical obstruction. The dilatation is often accompanied by a paralysis of the peristaltic movements of the bowel, resulting in chronic constipation. In more extreme cases, the feces consolidate into hard masses inside the colon, called fecalomas (literally, fecal tumor), which require surgery to be removed.A human colon is considered abnormally enlarged if it has a diameter greater than 12 cm in the cecum, greater than 6.5 cm in the rectosigmoid region and greater than 8 cm for the ascending colon A megacolon can be either acute or chronic. It can also be classified according to etiology Etiology 1.1 Aganglionic megacolon 1.2 Toxic megacolon 1.3 Megacolon in Chagas diseaseHas your child been evaluated for Hirschsprung's disease?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 11, 2008
    • 11:42 AM
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