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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My seven month old struggled with constipation last few

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Good morning. My seven month old struggled with constipation for the last few weeks, until yesterday. Now, she has had about 12 BMs ranging from very large to very small, and are all very runny in consistency. Is this something i should expect as she recovers from the constipation? There have been no changes in diet, she's eating rice cereal in the AM, veggies in the PM, and formula throughout the day.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 9 months ago.

Hi, It may be a case of fecal impaction with overflow frequency, and impaction may be only partially resolved. Please get her checked by your pediatrician for any remaining impaction, if needed by an X ray plain film. She may later be put on lactulose syrup daily to prevent recurrence.'

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