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Constipation in Children

Our Articles on Constipation in Older Preemies

Constipation in Preemies
Constipation in children born prematurely, in "Helen Harrison's Observations."

More on Constipation and Prematurity
Additional discussion of constipation and prematurity.

Online Resources on Child Constipation

Chronic Constipation and Encopresis in Children
Stephen M. Borowitz, Children's Medical Center, Univeristy of Virginia provides a good description of the cause and treatment of chronic constipation and encopresis (soiling). This article is applicable for children with a variety of special needs who have difficulty with chronic constipation.

Constipation Most Common Cause Of Children's Abdominal Pain
University of Iowa researchers found that acute and chronic constipation together accounted for nearly half of all cases of acute abdominal pain in children treated at one hospital.

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Articles on constipation, the longest is constipation in children.

Constipation in children: Why it happens, what to do

When to seek medical advice for constipation.

Constipation treatment and drugs.

Encopresis treatment and drugs

Advice on treatment of mild constipation in children and adults, delivered with a dose of humor from Dr. Reddy's Pediatric Office on the Web.

Patient information: Constipation in infants and children
Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of short-term and recurrent constipation in children and infants.

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