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Lack of stools for over a week in toddlers, needs doctor consultation: Expert

Lack of stools for over a week in toddlers, needs doctor consultation: Expert

 If the condition of lack of stools continues for over a week in toddlers then the parents need to immediately consult a doctor.According to Dr.Prakash Selvaperumal, Consultant Pediatrician, Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital, Karapakkam Chennai,  constipation in children is mostly temporary and not serious, however, prolonged occurrence for over a week would lead to complications like painful breakage of skin around the anus, rectal prolapse, , decreased appetite, weight loss, etc.

Reasons for constipation

Listing reasons for constipation among children Dr. Prakash Selvaperumal said, withholding for a long time, toilet training issues, diet changes, routine change and other factors: Other factors to constipation in children include medications, allergies, family history, metabolic and digestive issues, or some underlying conditions like a sedentary lifestyle, lack of fluids in the body, etc.

The condition can be easily treated with home remedies and simple methods like including a fiber-rich diet, consuming more fluid, encouraging physical activities, changes in the routine, and pausing toilet training if started early.