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Constipation in Children

Your child may be constipated because he is dehydrated (suffering from a loss of fluids), or because he has been sweating or vomiting. Constipation also can happen after a child has diarrhea. Give your child lots of liquids to drink. If this does not cause him to have a bowel movement within the next 12 to 24 hours, call your pediatrician.

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