My daughter had the same problem and I took her to a specialist who put her on a medication called lactolose. Since then I have found a stool softner with a very mild laxative in it that works even better. The doctor said that if I could keep her bowels soft for a time that her colon would shrink back down and that she would probably grow out of it. If you need to know more about my experiences you can email me at: KARENMCCORMICK@MSN.COM. I would be glad to talk to you about it.