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Constipation in Young Children

Answers to the questions: Are there long-term affects of an acute inflammatory disease of the intestines that occurs mainly in under-weight or premature infants called NEC [Necrotizing enterocolitis]? Could having constipation now do any damage to an affected child's bowel as a result of his having had this disease? Reviewed 2009.

Topics: Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Fact Sheet, Other Disorders/Symptoms

About the Author

  • Paul E. Hyman, MD

    Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Director of Gastroenterology Department, Children's Hospital; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

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