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daughter with chronic constipation since birth :(

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  • Posted By: tlbishop82
  • November 17, 2008
  • 01:47 AM

Hello. My daughter is almost 5 years old now, and she has been fighting chronic constipation since day 1. She was born 2 months early, and was delayed in her developemental milestones, she was diagnosed with one clonic tonic seisure, and her therapist thought she may of had a stroke before she was born, or shortly after. She was droopy on her right side of her face. Been in and out of hospital due to constipation. Been to out of state hospitals, for 2nd and 3rd and 4th opinions! Still no answers to why she is constipated. She has been dx. With pdd/nos ( a form of autism). But i was watching mystery diagnosis last night and something told me to research ceberal palsy. And i am thinking she was misdiagnosed. I think that is what she has. We are patiently waiting to have a mri done, ( i got the order for it, but it does not have sedation, and she will not lay still for it to be performed, so i am waiting for her gi doctor here to order it with sedation). The doctors in ohio tell me that this is the last test that can be performed on her, and if it comes back normal, then it is normal for her. But being admitted once a month, having to have enemas every two weeks, and suppositories about 1 time a week, and being on 2 laxatives, does that sound normal to you? She can not even go to preschool, she has been 2 days this year. If anyone has anything that maybe helpful, please let me know. Thanks, tammy

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  • Has she ever been tested for Celiac or Hypothyroidism? Celiac is mostly known for loose stools, but many people suffer from constipation. Hypothyroidism is common.Christinopher
    christinopher 1 Replies
    • January 26, 2009
    • 11:04 PM
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