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About my 7 y/o son

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  • Posted By: Fun Crusher
  • March 29, 2009
  • 11:38 PM

My son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at around 3 years old, and a few months later, was diagnosed with Lymphocytic Colitis. His colitis has been in remission for a few years now, and his diet is going well. My worry is his constant bruising. I get scared to take him to the doctor because I don't want them to think he is abused, and when I have brought this up to his pediatricians, they say that children bruise.The bruises are all different colors, which from what I understand means they have happened at different times. He is rather clumsy, but I just gave him a bath and counted upwards of 20 bruises. He has two older brothers and they don't get bruises like he does. He has had times when he will get nosebleeds all of a sudden, but it's not frequent, maybe five times last year, but it is a lot of blood. Since he has an autoimmune disorder already, could this mean he has something else wrong? Or am I just being paranoid? I could really use some advice as to what to do, should I take him to the doctor or not? I just don't know. I appreciate any help

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  • My son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at around 3 years old, and a few months later, was diagnosed with Lymphocytic Colitis. His colitis has been in remission for a few years now, and his diet is going well. My worry is his constant bruising. I get scared to take him to the doctor because I don't want them to think he is abused, and when I have brought this up to his pediatricians, they say that children bruise.The bruises are all different colors, which from what I understand means they have happened at different times. He is rather clumsy, but I just gave him a bath and counted upwards of 20 bruises. He has two older brothers and they don't get bruises like he does. He has had times when he will get nosebleeds all of a sudden, but it's not frequent, maybe five times last year, but it is a lot of blood. Since he has an autoimmune disorder already, could this mean he has something else wrong? Or am I just being paranoid? I could really use some advice as to what to do, should I take him to the doctor or not? I just don't know. I appreciate any help He sounds like he may be nutritionally deficient. Does he take a good children's supplement? I recommend EmergenC - check that it is gluten free, I think it is. Vitamin C deficiency, and citrus bioflavenoid deficiency, can cause easy bruising. I would start with this. Because he is celiac he has a tendancy to be deficient, especially in the B vitamins. A good children's multi may really help. www.vitacost.com has some excellent choices, and you can see all the ingredients to make sure they contain no gluten. Please check out the magazine called "Living Without" about gluten free living. It's a great mag. Of course, this could also be a sign that something more serious is going on. Please mention the nosebleeds and bruising to your doc and they may want to have him tested for clotting disorders and/or other more serious issues like leukemia. Lastly, please research a treatment called NAET as it can help reverse his celiac problem - www.naet.com Best wishesDOM
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