Hi I am new here and looking for advice for my sons who is 4.
We have had ongoing issues with him withholding poo for the last year. To start with potty training went fantastically then he realised he could hold the poo in so he didn't have to stop playing. This has resulted in constipation and many rounds of Movicol. Unfortunately none of my previous Dr explained I had to keep giving him Movicol after the 'large poo' had been passed which meant after a while we were back in the same position.
We have just started another round of Movicol and the poo is constantly leaking out of him. There has been no 'large poo' yet and he has been taking it for 2 weeks - can I assume the blockage is gone? Should I reduce the amount? He is on 5 sachet as day at the moment but I don't want to reduce only to find the blockage is still there and the runny poo was leaking past it.
Has anyone got any advice - my Dr told me to reduce then stop completely but stopping goes against everything I have read!!!