I have an almost 3 yr old who has had constipation for about a week. Just tonight he has been spitting up clear liquids . He does have allergies like me and my wife. I am wondering if it is Post Nasal Drip or the Constipation. We are trying Glycerin Bullets. First day worked fine but last two days no bowl movement. Was going to try liquid Glycerin in the morning but I havent slept a wink all night cause he'll spit up every so often. Has not seen Pediatrician or no Xrays of stomach. Nurse has told us to keep using the Glycerin and if not better on Monday then make an appt.
Person's Gender: M
Person's Age: 35
Change of diet and exercise. He strains but nothing comes out. Also purchased Fiber Gummies an Mineral Oil but don't know his dosage.
Greetings,Is there any abdominal distension or pain? How many times did he vomit? Is there any other symptom? Is there any other significant past illness?Regards.
I cant really tell. It does seem like his belly is sticking out a bit but I dont know what it is normally. He has not really vomited. He mainly acts like it but only looks like spit if anything comes out. He has done this about 5 times. He is sleeping with me in chair right now. Trying to keep him upright. I am a bit worried as far as constipation cause before his stools were pretty large but he pooped regularly. No other illness, no fever.he
Thank you for the input,As he is spitting up, constipation is not an usual symptom for him and glycerin suppository is not helping, he will need evaluation by doctor in the hospital. Obstruction in the intestine should be ruled out first. If there is no obstruction, then he may need enema. I would advise to take him to hospital without waiting till Monday. If you have further query, please feel free to ask.It will be my privilege to assist you. Regards.
Should I take him to the ER? Only other medical offices open tomorrow are an Urgent Care or Community Health Clinic. Does ER have a Ped there?
You should take him to ER. In all ER Pediatrician may not present. But the ER doctor can evaluate whether there is obstruction. If it is needed they can call pediatrician or give enema to relieve the obstruction.
17 years of experience in treating children