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Monday, December 9, 2013
My son`s chronic bowel problems
my son has had bowel problems since he was a baby.He had double hernia surgery when he was 3 years old.He is now almost 16.He struggles to have a bowel movement.Sometimes he does not go for many days.He has never had diarrhea in his life.What could be the problem?
I would discuss your concerns with your son's primary care provider, who has access to his medical records and the ability to perform a physical examination to determine if there are any issues that need to be addressed.
Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati