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​If your child doesn't have daily bowel movements, you may worry that he or she is constipated. Constipation occurs for a variety of reasons. Bowel patterns vary in children just as they do in adults, so it is sometimes difficult to tell if your child is truly constipated.

Pediatrician Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, FAAP, author of "Mama Doc Medicine," joins Melanie Cole on the Healthy Children show on RadioMD to discuss the real facts about constipation, as well as offer treatment options and solutions.

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