Paediatric Constipation: with Dr Mel and Liz August 8, 2013 OK, not the sexiest topic in the history of Broome Docs – but Paediatric constipation is common. Maybe you’ve seen the kid with the fresh PR blood – same kid most likely. This is a nice chat on the history, exam and initial management of children with trouble in the toilet – constipation, straining, diet and psychology all covered in this podcast. Thanks to Dr Mel Thompson ( @dr_mel_t ) and LIz Bannister for their time and super-keen poo insights. And I did ask Liz after the show – do you ever use PR suppositories for kids with constiaption? Answer: NO, not unless it is crowning the perineum. This can be unpleasant and really painful for kids and make the whole situation even worse. So if in doubt – never put anything PR in kids! Enjoy the podcast. DIRECT DOWNLOAD Here is a copy of the Bristol Stool Chart for descriptive assistance TwitterFacebookLinkedInEmailRedditPocket Tags:constipation, gastroenterology, paediatircs Related Posts Clinical Case 082: Traumatic fluid resus OR Midnight at McDonald’s? Clinical Case 077: Fluid balancing act Clinical Case 130: Painful Palate Puzzle About The Author Casey Parker I am a GP working in Broome, NW of Western Australia. I work as a hospital DMO (District Med Officer) doing Emergency, Anaesthestics, some Obstetrics and a lot of miscellaneous primary care. Also on the web as @broomedocs | + Casey Parker | Contact Add a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.