Constipation

Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you're not passing stools regularly or you're unable to completely empty your bowel. Constipation can also cause your stools to be hard and lumpy, as well as unusually large or small.

The severity of constipation varies from person to person. Many people only experience constipation for a short time, but for others, constipation can be a long-term (chronic) condition that causes significant pain and discomfort and affects quality of life.

Help and support

If your GP is under 5 contact your GP or health visitor if your child is under 2 years and 6 months.

For over 5 years , please contact your GP who may then make a referral into Community Paediatric service if appropriate.

See the following link for drop in community clinics:

 Bromley Bladder and Bowel service 

 

More information

Bromley Constipation Clinics pathway

NHS Choices Introduction to Constipation

NHS Choices - Introduction to constipation in young children

 

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