Constipation in children: Simple to treat, but not easy

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Constipation in children: Simple to treat, but not easy

Carmen Fookes

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Consultant paediatrician Rebecca Hayman and house officer Melissa Hassan describe how you can help children and their whānau manage constipation, a common and challenging problem

Constipation is the passage of fewer than three stools per week that are hard and painful to pass. It can be associated with abdominal and rectal pain, Key points