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My 2 year old daughter is miserable all the time. She has been

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My 2 year old daughter is miserable all the time. She has been on movical since being very small she is nearly 3. I think her belly looks swollen all time. Just recently has got worse waking in night very irratable not eating much. She has all her teeth so not teething. Dr tested but didnt examine her or anything. Its worrying me. My childcarer had noticed it too
Dr. Shahzad MD :

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Dr. Shahzad MD :

Does she have any fever?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Does she have any vomiting or diarrhea?

Customer: On and off very low fever no diahorea but if she doesnt have one movicol a day she gets constipated
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You mentioned she has not eaten anything?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Can you please let me know what she has eaten?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Any flu or cough etc?

Customer: Over last month will only pick at her food few mouthfuls and stops she also very small age no cough or flu and dr checked throat and ears
Dr. Shahzad MD :

When was the last stool that she passed?

Customer: Yesterday maybe poos 3 times a week
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that may be the main reason symptoms.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

She needs to poo at least once or twice a day?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

She needs to poo at least once or twice a day

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So I think that increasing fiber and fluids in the diet a bit will help.

Customer: She struggles with pooing even with movicol
Customer: Belly very round and sticks out a lot
Customer: Feels hollow if u tap it?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand, all that is most likely due to constipation.

Customer: I try but she wont eat it :-( she eats veg and brown bread eggs ect
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you tried loading your child’s plate with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, high-fiber cereals, whole grain breads (look least 3-5 grams of fiber per serving), and a variety of beans and other legumes, like chickpeas and lentils.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Two good sources of fiber that kids are often happy to eat are trail mix (let them make their own) and popcorn with minimal salt or butter. Foods containing probiotics, like yogurt, can also promote good digestive health.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Limit sugary drinks to 4 ounces a day.

Customer: She loves fruit and veg normally and beans ect but last month wont eat it and just cries all time and says dont feel well
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that it is all because of the constipation or her lazy intestines.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

. Encourage your child to use the toilet first thing in the morning and after every meal or snack.

Customer: I thought it may be
Customer: Thank you
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Customer: Will do thanks
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