My 8 month old grandson has trouble with a hard stool. He has to push really hard but can average a stool every day or two. His stool is like hard round balls. You don't even have to hardly wipe. My children and other grandchildren had loose stools unlike this child. He doesn't sleep at night. He goes to sleep but only sleeps an hour or two before waking up. I stayed up with him last night and every time he woke up, he'd wake up in pain and his stomach was extremely hard. He has a huge amount of gas as well. His excess gas and hard stool, I feel, is why he doesn't sleep all night or more than he does. Am I right and what do you think I should suggest to his parents. Terribly worried grandfather.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.