Should you take a constipated youngster to the doctor?
Got a constipated child? Don’t worry. Constipation in children is usually not serious and typically resolves on its own. But if your child shows the following signs, it’s time to head to your pediatrician:
The problem lasts longer than a week.
There is blood in your child’s stool.
Your child develops hemorrhoids.
Your child’s belly is swollen.
Bowel movements become very painful.
Soft stools or liquid leaks between bowel movements.
Your child is vomiting as well as constipated.