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Bowel problems often affect children, but constipation is the most common condition. Spot the signs and symptoms of constipation and get it treated with our expert information.
Constipation can start at any age - babies get it too - and affects up to 30% of all children. It’s particularly common among toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Constipation can be very uncomfortable and distressing for a child and difficult for the family to deal with. The sooner it’s identified, the easier it is to sort out. Read our expert information for guidance.
Answers to common questions about children's bowel problems covering constipation, faecal soiling, laxative treatment and children with additional needs.Read more
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