Did you know that the leading cause of belly pain here at our practice is constipation? That’s right most of our children are simply backed-up! Constipation can be a very painful problem and in small children that are potty training it can actually cause regression. Things to watch for if your child is complaining of belly pain are large, adult size stools, or small hard balls, bleeding during and after stooling, frequent urination and stooling Make sure to ask your child how they are feeling. Create an open relationship where they feel confident in talking with you about things like this. There are some things that you can do to prevent and overcome constipation, follow this link to read Dr. Magryta’s article about this!