Is going to the bathroom such a natural matter for humans or should it be? But unfortunately many people are suffering from this moment. The stuck intestine is a problem that affects not only adults, but also children and causes many discomforts and concerns for parents. But is there any way to prevent, relieve or resolve the stuck intestine in children?
First of all, we must emphasize that the simple fact of not going to the bathroom every day does not mean that your child is suffering from a stuck intestine. After all, each child’s body, organism and intestine work in their own way and we should never compare with other children’s habits . Some have the habit of going to the bathroom right after meals, either 1 or 2 times a day, while others go every 2 days and do not feel any discomfort for that. That is why each case must be analyzed and the symptoms checked to be sure of the problem and to know how to help them.
There is no frequency of trips to the bathroom that are considered normal and not considered a rule, but it is necessary for parents to analyze how their child’s frequency is. If you leave that routine and the frequency you always had, accompanied by complaints of belly pain, for example, your child may be suffering from a stuck intestine. There are a few reasons for this and the main ones are:
Low Fiber Intake – A child’s healthy and adequate diet is the mirror of his health and how his whole body will react. Eating fibrous foods such as vegetables and fruits helps the intestine to work and makes it possible for the child to go to the bathroom normally. That is why children who eat milk and its derivatives when they should already be eating other foods, usually suffer from a trapped intestine.
Dehydration – Low water intake or some health problems cause the body to become dehydrated and as a consequence the stuck intestine in children may occur.
Self constipation – Self constipation is when the child starts to hold and hold the poo. Many begin to insure to go to the bathroom because they have felt pain in some of their trips and when associating “pooping” with that pain they felt, preferring not to go or to hold as much as they can.
How to Know the Intestine Is Stuck and How to Treat?
The first step to find out if your child is suffering from a trapped intestine is to analyze his routine, if it has changed and how he is behaving when pooping. Children end up dreading this moment due to the discomfort they feel when their stools are very dry. This sign must also be observed, since when trapped, the feces tend to get even drier, making it more difficult to leave. There are many cases where traces of blood are noticed in the stool or even on the paper when cleaning.
If he normally did it every day or every two or three days and this time is getting longer and longer, your child may be suffering from a stuck intestine. Changes in the stool like a very liquid poop can also be a sign , since the dry part of the poop may be “stuck” and when pushing only the liquid out, so we have to be careful not to confuse it with possible diarrhea. After a crisis of complaints of pain in the belly, he manages to make coconut and the pain immediately passes, this is also a very evident sign!
Detected signs and now what to do to relieve this discomfort and help my child poop without suffering? The first change should occur in food , where foods that hold and dry out even more should be avoided as is the case with rice, potatoes, apples, bananas and milk and its derivatives. Offering a complete, fiber-rich diet you will quickly notice the difference in your children’s intestinal work.
Some foods offer extra help and help the intestine to function properly, such as papaya, black plum and beans . The help of breakfast cereals and bread is also welcome if eating fruits and vegetables is not so easy. Drinking a lot of water also helps to “soften” the poop and cause less suffering when going to the bathroom.
Physical activity also helps positively in intestinal work, do and allow your child to play enough and play sports that will make your quality of life 100%. If you are unable to resolve with the tips mentioned above, talk to the pediatrician who may be able to prescribe a laxative with mild effect or natural lubricant to help the child. Glycerin suppositories are also an option, but they should be used with caution and only as an emergency method.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.