Assessment, prevention and treatment of constipation in children

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Abstract

The management of constipation can often be a challenge in children who may be fearful of opening their bowels and who may be reluctant to sit on the toilet. This article focuses on guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on constipation in children and young people. The guidance discusses successful treatment of constipation, including ensuring effective initial emptying of the bowel and appropriate laxative therapy.

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