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Bowel Resources

bowel resources

Anorectal Malformations and Hirschsprung’s Disease

Anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung’s Disease are rare conditions that children may be born with.  The leaflets in this section help to explain these.

Understanding Anorectal Malformations – A Guide for Carers

Understanding Bowel Training for Children with Hirschsprungs & Anorectal Malfunction

Understanding Hirschprungs Disease – A Guide for Parents & Carers


Constipation and Soiling

Constipation is one of the most common medical conditions affecting children and young people. It can have a significant impact on daily life for families, particularly if their child is soiling.

The information in this section will help you to understand more about constipation, how it is treated and what you can do to help your child.

Click on the links below to read Bladder & Bowel UK’s information about constipation and its treatment.

Easy Read Constipation

Promoting Healthy Bowels

Talk about Constipation

Understanding Childhood Constipation

Understanding Constipation in Infants and Young Toddlers

Understanding Constipation in People with Learning Difficulties

Understanding Constipation and Faecal Impaction

Understanding Macrogol Laxatives

Understanding Macrogol Laxatives (Spanish language)

Understanding Management of Constipation and Disimpaction


Bowel problems in children and young people that are not caused by constipation or a problem that is present at birth include toddler diarrhoea, children only wanting to poo in a nappy and smearing of poo.

All these problems can feel difficult for families to manage. The leaflets in this section are designed to help you understand these issues and help you to manage them.

Click on the links below to read Bladder & Bowel UK’s information about other bowel problems in children and young people.

Understanding Toddler Diarrhoea

Understanding Toilet Refusal The Child That Will Only Poo in a Nappy

Understanding Why Some Children Smear Poo


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