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What to do if your child is constipated

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Constipation is a very common problem in children. Whether itís something temporary after an illness or diet change, or something more chronic, up to 20% of children suffer from it at one time or another. As much as it makes people uncomfortable to talk about poop, having trouble pooping is even more uncomfortable. Luckily, it is generally a very treatable problem. Symptoms of constipation…

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