Constipation in children

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Abstract

Constipation is a common problem throughout the world. It occurs in about 10-20% of adults in Western Countries and 0.3% to 28% of children worldwide. Most childhood constipation results from intentional withholding of stool following a painful experience with defecation. Thus, an extensive evaluation is often not necessary in a child presenting with constipation. Treatment should include education, evacuation of the rectum with oral or rectal laxatives if an impaction is present, laxatives to ensure soft stools and behavior modification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-701
Number of pages5
JournalThe Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume73
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006

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Keywords

  • Constipation
  • Encopresis
  • Fecal retention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Constipation in children. / Croffie, Joseph.

In: The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 73, No. 8, 08.2006, p. 697-701.

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