What is constipation?

Also known as: chronic constipation, functional constipation, chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC)

Constipation in a common problem in children and is described as a condition where the child has infrequent (less than 2-3 or less stools a week , or hard dry and small bowel movements that are difficult to pass and are painful. The condition is usually short-lived but can be long-lasting (chronic).

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