Constipation can defined as any of the following:

  • Large, hard-to-pass stools that almost stop up the toilet
  • Small, round, dry balls, individual or clumped
  • Small, stringy-appearing stools that appear loose
  • Infrequency of stools leading to abdominal pain or leakage of stool in a potty-trained child

Download Dr. Dunlap’s constipation worksheet for valuable background and treatment information.