Symptoms that accompany the infrequent passing of hard and lumpy stools include:
• stomach ache and cramps
• feeling bloated
• nausea
• loss of appetite

A child with constipation may also experience the following symptoms:
• loss of appetite
• a lack of energy
• being irritable, angry or unhappy
• foul-smelling wind and stools
• stomach pain and discomfort
• soiling their clothes
• generally feeling unwell

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Aug 11, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm