Constipation

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Constipation

 

Poos become hard and difficult or painful to pass. Motions are passed less often or there is a change from usual bowel habits. May be accompanied by feeling bloated or sick.

Make sure your child drinks plenty of fluids and eats a mixed diet which includes lots of fibre such as wholemeal bread or pasta, and also fruit and vegetables. Most cases will resolve in time or seek advice from your pharmacist. 

If the constipation persists or worsens, see your GP.

Find out more at the NHS website 

Last modified: 

10 Sep 2018