Constipation, Age 11 and Younger - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by being prepared to answer
the following questions:
- When did the constipation begin?
often does your child normally have a bowel movement?
- Are the
stools hard or soft?
- Does your child have a history of
- Has prevention or home treatment helped relieve the
- If your child has been toilet trained, has he or she
had any leakage of soft or liquid stool that has stained his or her
- Has your child had a recent change in diet, daily
routine, or environment?
- Has your child recently started taking a
new prescription or nonprescription medicine?
- Are you giving your
child any new herbal remedies or vitamins?
- Has your child been
under any added stress recently?
- Does your child have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 08, 2013
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor.
Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Constipation, Age 11 and Younger Topics