Constipation in Children Directory
When in comes to child constipation the rule of thumb is not how often your child has a bowel movement, but whether the stool is easy or difficult to pass. Not every child will have a bowel movement every day, but stool should not be hard or painful. Common causes of constipation include dietary changes, routine changes, medications, not drinking enough fluids, and more. Treating constipation may only require drinking more fluids, drinking juices, or following a special diet, but if problems persist, you should see your child's doctor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how child constipation is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Encopresis in Children
Read about encopresis, which is linked to constipation in children.
The Basics of Constipation
WebMD's guide to constipation, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Elimination Disorders and Encopresis in Children
WebMD looks at encopresis, a condition in which children defecate outside the toilet, along with other elimination disorders like bed-wetting.
Types of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
There are three types of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), each with slightly different symptoms. Learn more about them here.
Is Your Diet Low In Fiber?
Is your diet low on fiber? Find out and protect your health.
Chronic Constipation: Facts vs. Myths
Chronic constipation is a common problem that can often be relieved by following a multifaceted lifestyle approach to treatment.
Fiber and Digestion Problems
Whether you have diarrhea or constipation, fiber can help regulate digestive system.
The Truth About Baby Poop: Colored Stool and Diarrhea in Infants
Find out what color changes, diarrhea, and frequency of baby poop may say about your baby's health.
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Myths and Facts About Constipation
Constipated? See why you may be having problems with your bowel movements and whether fiber, water, and exercise can help with constipation.
10 Common Symptoms in Infants and Young Toddlers
See signs of childhood illnesses, including fever, nausea, and constipation. Find common symptoms and home treatment for your baby and toddler.
Slideshow: 10 Common Symptoms in Infants and Young Toddlers
Healthy Digestion for Children -- What You Should Know
Does your child have constipation, diarrhea, or a virus? See kids' digestion problems like vomiting and reflux so you know when to see a pediatrician.