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I don't have any answers for you but I feel your pain. My 4.5 year old daughter has constipation issues also and I know how frustrating it can be. She went through a period of 3 or 4 weeks that she did not eat solid foods. Only pediasure and yogurt. During this time she said she hurt in the middle also, pointing to her belly button. When her doctor felt her abdomen he could feel all the stool in her abdomen and said it was all the way over by her appendix (I guess the intestines can stretch quite a lot). He should not have felt it that far over but she was soooo constipated. Maybe that is why your son points to his right side? She did vomit a couple of times too and she was always feeling nauseous. Probably from being so backed up. She is now on the maximum dosage of Miralax every day . If she misses a dose she will get constipated again. Good luck on Monday. Let me know how it goes.
hi, I was reading your post and i can understand how upset you are. My 6 yr old has severe constipation. He has been taking miralax since he was about 1 and a half. I still tells me his tummy hurts, and he will tell me he needs his medicine. I have been able to cut down on it though. He use to drink it everyday, he now takes it for 3-4 days and will stop for about 1week, then we start all over. I have been fighting with his dr about sending him to another ped gastro. Have they done a biopsy on your son? I know they said it can show something, i cant remember Matt had one done when he was 11months. Matt has had hemmeroids and bleeds when going to the bathroom. He has also passed out while sitting on the toilet trying to go. You should be careful. Sorry i can't give you any better advice, and i hope your son feels better. God bless you