We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
Constipation is a very common problem in childhood. It occurs when stools are very hard, dry, too large or very difficult to pass. It is also considered constipation when the child has passed stools less than three times in a week. Normally, this problem can be resolved by eating properly and exercising frequently.
Constipation can happen for different reasons:
Less commonly, constipation is a symptom of another illness. If you suspect this may be the case, you should see a doctor.
The head paediatrician will monitor children with constipation. There are, however, situations in which you should go to A&E.
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