2. A doctor will look at your body, including your bottom, and feel your tummy. This is so they can decide if you have constipation and how to help you feel better. It will also help them decide if they need to do some tests

Respondent No.Responses
1Yes [clear]
Doesn't like the idea of this. However, when first visiting the doctor about constipation had no problem with being examined in the way described.
2Yes [clear]
Wear gloves. Tests are fine as long as they don't hurt too much.
Again, speak calmly.
Notes from discussion groupYes, clear.
Do it softly. Explain what you are doing. Warm hands are important.

From: Appendix F, Involving children in guideline development

Cover of Constipation in Children and Young People
Constipation in Children and Young People: Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Childhood Constipation in Primary and Secondary Care.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 99.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2010.
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