Gastroenterology/3 year old boy
My grandson, age 3, had been on stool softeners for months. He “poops” every 4-5 days and it is mostly “leakage”, no formed stool. It hurts when he pushes. He is still in diapers. Went to an expert in Fairfax who only pushed on his belly for a few seconds, gave us s printout of foods and asked to bring the little boy back in six weeks. During second visit he did not even examine him but said it is a behavioral problem. The child behaves very well but is clearly having problems with bowel movements and we are scared to miss doing the right thing. His father has Crohn’s.