Keeping a diary

Keeping track of how often you or your child pass stools, and what they’re like, can help with managing and preventing constipation in the future. This Stool Diary is an easy way to record useful information. Just print it out and fill it in, then take it with you to your doctor on your next visit. Download a copy of
the toilet diary.

To help assess your level of constipation, see the Bristol Stool Scale.