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Paediatric constipation is a common problem and the biggest problem clinicians make is not taking a thorough bowel history.

Forty percent of paediatric patients in Emergency have abnormal bowel habit.

Constipation is not what you pass as a bowel habit but what you don’t pass – its what is left behind that causes the constipation.

Ross Fisher

Paediatric Surgeon at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield UK. Visiting Professor at St Emlyn’s in Virchester. His alter ego has a few ideas about presentation skills. Last year cycled over 3000kms, the majority in his garage.