Constipation in children is very common and treatable in most cases. A. John Yazdi, MD, with Pediatric Gastroenterology of Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, Colorado, examines the child and talks to the family about lifestyle and diet issues that might cause this problem. He also looks for other warning signs that constipation might indicate a more severe condition like inflammatory bowel disease or an obstruction. Parents with children who have infrequent bowel movements and occasional constipation should call the office for an appointment.

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