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8 year old major increase in bowel movements

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  • Posted By: feelin1096
  • September 7, 2009
  • 02:49 AM

My 8 year old has had an increase in bowel movements since late last week. They come on quickly and he complains that he "doesn't feel good". The pain isn't severe but I can see the panic in his face that he has to go NOW. But it's just his stomach. There is no weight loss, he has an appetite, no fever, no joint pain. He's playing and running, jumping, riding his bike and doesn't complain. Then it will hit him. He said tonight that he'll get stabbing pains from the top of his belly button to both sides. He said it feels like it's in the shape of a box. Just tonight - since around 6 or so he's gone five times - for a total of seven times today. It's not diarreah but it's not completely.....solid. Tonight - I checked the toilet and noticed that there is blood in whats coming out. That totally upset me. I hadn't seen that before. I will call the doctor tomorrow but has anyone run into anything like this? He hasn't eaten anything different lately. He's embarrassed by it and is very uncomfortable dealing with this at school. So by the time he gets home he's about to explode. Any suggestions or ideas? I checked symptom checkers but almost everything is coupled with symptoms like vomiting or diarreah or fever. He doesn't have any of that. Not even the sweats or cold sweats that sometimes accompany having to go immediately. I just don't know but I feel so bad for him and I'm starting to get really worried after I saw what I saw tonight. :confused: Thanks for reading this and responding if you can.

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