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What happens if the treatment does not work?
If your child is younger than 1 year and their constipation does not improve within 4 weeks of starting treatment, it is important that the situation is reviewed. This may involve further examination, a reassessment of medicine and the doses being taken, and possibly referral to a specialist.
If your child's constipation does not get better after 3 months you should be offered a referral to a specialist in the treatment of constipation. This could be a nurse or a doctor.