Why is my son not passing stools regularly?
Q: My son is 5 years old and studying in UKG. He has been suffering from constipation. Sometimes he does not defecate for a whole week, and defecates only on applying Dulcolux - External. When he defecates he does it 6 or 7 times in a single day. He does not inform us that he is passing stools. He has been facing this problem for about 18-24 months. When he passes stools, his body language becomes very uncomfortable and he crosses his legs. Doctors who examined him suggested us to make him drink more water, and change his diet. They have also suggested for a thyroid test. Early in his childhood (first 2 years) he passed stools more than 7-8 times a day. Please advise.
A:There is no easy solution to this problem. Sorting out a bad bowel habit takes many months. You have to be regular with medication and diet. The broad outline is as follows -