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8yr old Daughter complaining of Anal/Tailbone Pain

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  • Posted By: kbaker
  • January 12, 2009
  • 09:38 PM

My 8yr old complains every once in awhile that she feels pain in her anus that feels like needles poking her. The pain can last for several hours and then she wont feel it for weeks.

If anyone has had similar issues please let me know. We have gone to doctors and initially they thougth she may have injured her tailbone from playing but that was almost a year ago and she is still complaining. Xrays did not reveal any fractures either.....HELP!!

Thanks for your time,

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  • Does she suffer from constipation? How frequent are her stools? Does she stay on the toilet and strain? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 01:51 AM
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  • I have notice her being constipated but I will have to monitor and see if thats happening. Her stools aren't too frequent...but now that I think about it the last time she complained it was after she had used the bathroom and I did think she was in there for awhile...
    kbaker 1 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 02:20 AM
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  • I have notice her being constipated but I will have to monitor and see if thats happening. Her stools aren't too frequent...but now that I think about it the last time she complained it was after she had used the bathroom and I did think she was in there for awhile... I'd get her on a good children's chewable probiotic and see if this helps with her bowel problems. You mention they are not too frequent...this can cause lots of problems if she is not eliminating every day, and may very well be the source of her tailbone pain. Try giving her dried plums (aka prunes - they taste good and really help ;)). A few every day should do the trick. Check her diet - food intolerances, especially to dairy products and wheat/gluten, can cause digestive problems leading to chronic constipation. A food journal may be helpful to see a correlation between her eating habits and her symptoms. Of course, if she continues to have this pain and is voiding regularly, then there is something else going on. I'd try this approach first and see if her symptoms improve. I know it is a pain and your daughter may not like the intrusion, but you should really try to see when and how often she has a bowel movement. Tell her that it is important to her health that she is regular, and to let you know if she hasn't gone or if she feels "stopped" up. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 05:13 AM
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