dr Mridul Chandra Das
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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In children functional constipation is the major cause of constipation.

However, 10 to 20% of cases are due to organic causes.

Organic causes of constipation:

Hirschprung disease, hypothyroism, neurological and spinal causes, anatomical malformation , Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, Celiac disease, lead poisoning, Slow transit constipation and Drug induced etc.

Red flags suggestive of organic constipation:

Delayed passage of meconium

Onset of constipation in early infancy,

Failure to thrive

Ribbon or pellet stools

Bilious vomiting

Uniform abdominal distension

Recurrent lower respiratory tract infections

Neuro-developmental delay or regression

Gush of stools on digital rectal examination (DRE)

Anal malformations

Abnormal neurological examination (paraspinal, lower limbs and anorectal reflexes)

Posted On: 17/04/2019

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