First Aid: Constipationenparents is when a child has fewer bowel movements than usual. Ease constipation with the three Fs: fluid, fiber, and fitness.constipation, poop, feces, pooping, holding it, bathroom, has to go to the bathroom, stomach ache, stomachaches, hurt stomach, going to the bathroom, bowels, fiber, bathroom, crapping, can't poop, hard poop, CD1Gastroenterology10/16/200905/31/201809/02/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD05/30/20189a791385-08b0-46c8-9e76-e0076a9891a4<p><a href=""><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><a href="">Constipation</a> is a common problem in which a child may have fewer bowel movements (BMs or poops) than usual. It usually isn't a cause for too much concern.</p> <p>Constipation can often get better with the three Fs: fluids, fiber, and fitness.</p> <h3>What Are the Signs &amp; Symptoms of Constipation?</h3> <ul> <li>fewer bowel movements than usual</li> <li>straining and pain during bowel movements</li> <li>stool (poop) that's hard, dry</li> <li>larger stools than usual</li> <li>feeling full or bloated</li> <li><a href="">belly pain</a></li> <li>a little blood on the toilet paper after a BM</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Give your child plenty of water or juice. If your <a href="">baby</a> is constipated, ask the doctor about adding prune, apple, or pear juice to the daily diet.</li> <li>Increase the <a href="">fiber</a> in your child's diet. Try apples, pears, oranges, beans, oatmeal, and whole-grain breakfast cereals or breads.</li> <li>Encourage daily exercise to help your child have regular bowel movements.</li> <li>Talk to your doctor before giving your child any medicine for constipation.</li> </ul> <h3>Get Medical Care if Your Child Has:</h3> <ul> <li>constipation lasting a week</li> <li><a href="">liquid stool</a> in the underwear when your child isn't sick</li> <li>severe belly pain</li> <li><a href="">vomiting</a></li> <li>eating less</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <p>Skip fatty, sugary, or starchy foods, which can slow the bowels down. Choose fiber-rich foods instead.</p>
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