Potty Training Health Center

Experts tout many different methods of potty training. Some of them work for some children or they would not have become popular. A better understanding of the underlying forces that surround this issue will help you identify which of the many suggestions out there are most likely to work for your child.

The most important thing to understand about the potty training process is that it requires loads of patience and a willingness to accept setbacks – and that goes for both you and your child! And don’t forget to recognize all those little successes along the way!

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Hello, my 8-year-old daughter has been suffering from upper abdominal pain for 3 months. She says the pain is right above the navel and to the right about an inch. What worries me is that she also has a bulge where the pain is to the right of her navel. We have had an ultrasound and 2 x-rays. The 2nd x-ray was done by a gastroenterologist and he found that she was full of stool. She has been on a cleaning regimen and has been on Miralax for 3 weeks. The pain is still there not as bad except when she runs or jumps. She is an active little girl and its very frustrating to her to be giving up the things she loves to do. She was in cheerleading/gymnastics class when this pain first began. She has since had to give up gymnastics as she wasn’t able to perform because it was to painful. Is there something else the doctors should be looking for or is it possible that there is something that for some reason did not show up on the ultrasound? I would appreciate any information you could give me. Her pediatrician says this may be something she will just have to learn to live with. I feel that more tests should be done. Should I keep pushing for more?

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