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Please help my 3yr old

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 5, 2007
  • 10:30 PM

When my daughter was about 1 month old we noticed that she was screaming for about 20min before she had a bowel movement. I took her to 6 different doctors before I finally found one that would listen to me. We did XRays and saw that her belly was full of waste. It was so full that her lungs were being compressed from not having enough room for them to expand. The doctor gave me Glycolax and said to give it to her every day to make her have a bowel movement. For the past two years it has seemed to worked, but for the past couple of weeks she has been telling me that her belly hurts. She is not potty trained and sits on the floor every 5-7 min to try to poop. (usually just a skid mark when she is done, but she is pushing so hard that her eyes water and she gets all sweaty) The doctors tell me that I just need to give her more glycolax. I really feel that there is some underlying problem with her. Can anyone please help me?

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  • Would that I knew what to tell you. I (at 43) am experiencing the same problem.First: it can't hurt to offer her more glycolax. It is basically inert, and if it has helped before, more might do the job. (My doc says if once a day works, great, but if not, up to 5 times a day!)Second: Nobody should be needing that forever. You need to find a pediatric gastroenterologist. If there is not one near where you live, be willing to make an appointment, and drive for hours if you must. Something is wrong (you already know that) and your doctors aren't helping you enough.Third: My younger son had terrible constipation (ended up in the emergency room, and passing out from the pain) and we found out it was a milk allergy. Got off milk, and got better. My other son was allergic to soy, and had diarrhea. Your daughter *might* have an allergy to something she eats. Remove all milk, eggs, wheat, chocolate, and anything else that might be the culprit, for a couple days, and see if she feels any better.Having a child in pain is so disturbing. But having doctors that just say "give her more glycolax" and don't try to figure out the cause, is aggravating, and you deserve better help than that.Good luck,Shula
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  • my son is just over 2 and has the same problems.He would shake and turn colors just trying to go,it was horrible listening to the screams and the obvious pain he was going through.I never got an answer but I did find some thing that helps in the mean time.Believe it or not straight juicy juice.If I notice he hasnt been going I will give him 2 or 3 cups of juice in a row.Apple or pear seems to work well and another kind he likes and works is white cranberry (any mixed flavor) I truely feel for your situation and know how frustrating it can be to get nowhere with medicines and doctors who dont really know how bad it is because they dont see it.I hope this might at least give you and your child a little comfort on your way of trying to find out whats wrong and dont give up on that gastro intestional doctor.Let us know how it goes and good luck.
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  • Third: My younger son had terrible constipation (ended up in the emergency room, and passing out from the pain) and we found out it was a milk allergy. Got off milk, and got better. My other son was allergic to soy, and had diarrhea. Your daughter *might* have an allergy to something she eats. Remove all milk, eggs, wheat, chocolate, and anything else that might be the culprit, for a couple days, and see if she feels any better. I agree completely. Please look into food intolerances. Also, look into NAET technique as this addresses food intolerances and is the only noninvasive treatment available to eliminate food allergies. NAET is excellent, and can be used on children as young as 1 month old. Visit www.naet.com for more info. Glycolax is doing nothing to address the root of her problem. A good NAET practitioner will be able to pinpoint exactly what she is having an allergic response to, and then will clear this from her system so she will no longer have any reactions. Please consider this. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • I seem to remember a similar thing happened to my brother when he was little. The doctor suggested Juicy Juice as well and it seemed to work. Could it be that your daughter isn't getting enough fiber in her diet? Maybe a CT Scan could be ordered to give a better look at her abdomen, but in general it's not a good idea for small children to have them because of the high dosage of radiation and their growing bodies. At the very least, I'd ask a doctor to give her a complete blood panel and check for any kind of vitamin or mineral abnormalities.
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