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Old 11-15-2007, 05:38 PM   #1
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Slow bowel

My teenaged son has had very slow bowel movements since infancy, blamed on Phenergan being prescribed for him at that time. Is there anything he could take or add to his diet to alleviate this at age 19?
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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Re: Slow bowel

I would see a pediatric GI doc if it were me. It is highly unlikely that Phenergan given in infancy would cause life-long constipation. Even though he is 19, I would see a pedi GI because they are usually more in touch with problems for this age group. Hope this helps@

 
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:13 AM   #3
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Re: Slow bowel

Thanks, but I should have defined "slow". Movements are always completed, and regularly, but the procedure takes approx 8 minutes = slow. Phenergan was given as the reason all those years ago by a pediatritian.

 
Old 11-17-2007, 05:47 PM   #4
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Re: Slow bowel

I would probably still see a pedi GI doc if this is a problem for him. Some people just take longer...but if it is painful or really bothers him then it needs to be checked out. There are some bowel disorders that can be congenital, but in mild forms go undetected for quite a long time. Since he is 19, I would not be too worried...but it is worth getting checked out.

 
Old 11-18-2007, 01:21 PM   #5
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Re: Slow bowel

You are right of course. Thank you very much.

 
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