digestive health


Question by  renee (354)

How long should constipation last for a 2 year old?

My two year old is constipated.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Two days at the most. If you let it go to long, it will become impacted and then only a hospital can relieve the pain. The doctor might suggest a enema or laxitive. Call your doctor first before you take him to the hospital. A two year old can't explain the pain but he sure can scream in pain.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Everybody has different bowel habits and that includes children. Usually if three days pass without a bowel movement, an enema or suppository should be given. Waiting much longer can cause a bowel impaction.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

Try feeding him or her raisins, prune juice, or bran cereal. If he or she is constipated for longer than a few days, your pediatrician may recommend medication.

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