Constipation Information

This page provides links to information about the treatment of constipation and to some helpful tools for providers and parents.


Information & Support

For Parents and Patients

Staying Regular (PDF Document 43 KB)
This handout provides brief information about how to keep regular bowel movements; from the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.


Bowel Management (general) (PDF Document 74 KB)
General information on bowel function and management of constipation for families and providers.

Bowel Management Algorithm (PDF Document 47 KB)
Algorithm for management of chronic constipation developed in collaboration with pediatric gastroenterology.

Constipation Evaluation Tool (PDF Document 84 KB)
Provides a format for evaluation of chronic constipation in children.

Home Toileting Record (PDF Document 49 KB)
An easy-to-use form for keeping track of a child's toileting habits.


Compiled and edited by: Lynne M Kerr, MD, PhD - 10/2008
Content Last Updated: 11/2014