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Why is my daughter producing ball like stool?

Q: My two years old daughter is producing very little stool. The stool is like small balls of different colours. I have never seen anything like this. What might be the cause of this? What should I do to help her?

A:Your daughter is probably constipated. This is a common problem in young children specially in those whose diet still predominantly consists of milk. Try to increase the fibre content of your daughters diet. This is easily done by giving her more solid food. Wheat; atta, whole grain pulses and fruits contain a good amount of fiber. Also ensure that she consumes plenty of fluids. Gently persuade her to start sitting on a potty at a regular time in the day. These measures in the long run shall help in prevention of constipation. To tide over the acute phase, you can give her Syp Bowelease 1 teaspoon twice daily for 2-3 days. This has an effect on softening the stools and shall help her evacuate her bowel. Once she passes normal stools, it can be discontinued and used again when required.

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