08-17-2010, 04:49 PM
Constipation itís very common in children. Giving your child a less constipating diet, with more fiber and fluids will definitely help. Stool softeners will also help together with exercise. Laxatives could be bad for your child. Ask a doctor before using them. Constipation can cause fever. Other symptoms include: no bowel movement for three or four days, hard stools difficult or painful to pass, and an urge to move the bowels. Your daily amount of fiber intake should be 20 to 35 grams and you should try drinking eight cups of water a day. Try also avoiding food that is not rich in fiber. If you as an adult have severe symptoms as the above described, try a colonoscopy. A Colonoscopy is used to investigate symptoms such as bleeding from the bowel as the colon is carefully examined and viewed by a colonoscope.