Constipation refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass. So passing stools less than usual could be a sign of constipation. Other symptoms of constipation may include stomach ache and cramps, feeling bloated, feeling sick, loss of appetite and lack of energy. Constipation has many possible causes. Constipation most commonly occurs when waste or stool moves too slowly through the digestive tract or cannot be eliminated effectively, which may cause the stool to become hard and dry.
A few months after the birth of our second son, I noticed that he was having similar “colic” symptoms to my first. However my gut feeling was that there was something more to his discomfort. After an emergency visit to the hospital and by pure luck, x-rays confirmed and assisted in his diagnosis of Fecal Loading / Impacted faces. Due to the fact that his condition was now severe he had to undergo surgery at two years of age.