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Pooping Problems: Is Your Child Troubled with Constipation?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Is your child constipated? It can be uncomfortable and make your child feel unwell.
Air Date: 1/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Manu Sood, MD
manu sood photoManu Sood, MD, is the Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Medical College of Wisconsin and the Medical Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI. He attended Medical School in India and did his Pediatric and Pediatric GI training in the UK and USA. Dr. Sood has authored over 50 research papers, invited reviews and book chapters. He's been an invited speaker at several national and international meetings. Dr. Sood's main clinical and research interests are childhood GI functional and motility disorders. He is also the Director of the NASPGHAN clinical research registry.
Pooping Problems: Is Your Child Troubled with Constipation?
Bowel patterns vary in children just as they do in adults. Because of this, it's sometimes difficult to tell if your child is truly constipated.

If your child's stools are hard, dry and painful to pass, that’s constipation.

Because each child's bowel patterns are different, become familiar with your child's normal bowel patterns so you can be aware when something's not right.

For instance, make note of the usual size and consistency of her stools. This will help you and your pediatrician determine when constipation occurs and how severe the problem is.

Listen in as Manu Sood, MD, discusses constipation and how to guide your child through it.
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