A British mum has claimed her daughter was left hospitalised with severe constipation because her school’s toilet paper policy left her too scared.

Fahmin Khanum said her four-year-old daughter had suffered such bad anxiety that she couldn’t relieve herself.

The mum has slammed the primary school, which does not paper in the pupil’s cubicles.

Instead, the children aged four to 11 must take what they think they need from a single tissue dispenser in the public area before going in.

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Fahmin said her four-year-old was admitted to the University Hospital of Wales for three days last month with stomach pains that were diagnosed as constipation.

“She was not clearing her bowels properly in school because of the toilet paper policy. It was a traumatic experience,” said human resources manager Fahmin, 32.


“My daughter is quite independent from going to day nurseries before starting school in September and she was potty trained at two and a half and had not had problems before.”

Following her complaint, the school has now said it has reviewed its policy.

A spokeswoman from the school said: “We have reviewed our policy and will soon be installing dispensers in all our cubicles.

“We will be contacting parents shortly to let them know of the change.”