Last week we took my 7yr daughter to see Dr Marcus Auth privately. She has had constipation since she was a baby. She smeary soils most days, get through at least 3 pairs of knickers if the dry like me pads have missed. Sometimes she wets herself. She wears pull ups at night which need changingin the night. She eats well, drinking not so good. So currently she does type 4 poos every evening after dinner. We then give her 2 sachets of laxido mixed in flavoured water and then 15ml senokot. I was hoping to find out why she has constipation and to get her fixed. We didn't get new answers going private. Her bowel is most likely to be stretched from old constipation, which creates a pocket, thus leading to smears. So we just carrying pouring laxido and senna down her until it repairs itself (year or so). If she doesn't go every night we are to give give her sodium picosulfate too to keep poos moving and soft. As for why she gets constipation....theres too many variables apparently. Apologies for the lengthy post but I just wanted to inform you all we had got to and how in case going private made no difference except we did see him 2 days after I called them and it cost £200.