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HELP! 2 yr old with bathroom problems

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  • Posted By: jenniferj
  • April 25, 2007
  • 10:36 PM

Hello my name is jen I am a mother of three, my youngest son which is 2 has had bathroom problems since he was born, there are getting worse much worse. usually just constipation, now things seem alot worse, he cant go to the bathroom without enima or suppository, he looks sick, no weight loss though, his eyes loook very funny alot. he has lost his appetite only eats a little bit, very cranky, stomach is always distended at night only. screams all night long, with stomach pains, sleeps lots during the day. Just isn't him self anymore. Doctors don't know what to do. Been on strong medicines since he was born to help go to bathroom not working anymore. We have taking him to a pediactric hospital which tells us fiber diet, but we have been doing fiber for 4 months and nothing has changed at all. We have not sleep at night in weeks, we are losing patience with everything. Please give us some ideas to help. Jenn

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  • First of all has he had any tests? Second are you trying to potty train? I would stop trying if you are or only focus on peeing in the toilet. Have you tried daily dose of mineral oil? You need a doctor to explain how that works. It is not a long term solution but can help with regularity. The longer he stays constipated the more his bowel and colon distends and then he looses the sensation of needing to go the bathroom. You really need to see your regular pediatrician and keep calling until you get some help.Good luck.wislerx3
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  • Have you tried taking him off of all milk products? My daughter used to get very constipated on a very regular basis. We stopped most milk (all is better) and she takes benefiber chewable. Increasing water will help too. My daughter drinks enriched rice dream and I give her a chewable calcium suppliment. Her doctor will not give me a note to take her off of milk at school as she wants her to have the calcium. I think she should have to watch how milk constipates her and then tell me I'm not right to take her off. Good luck.PS keep searching till you find a doctor that will really listen to you.Chris
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  • Try a gluten-free diet. Check the web for Celiac Disease symptoms and limit all gluten (found in wheat, oats, and barley.) My mother had these symptoms, granted as an older person, and the change in diet helped immensely.Cicely1
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  • a doctor once suggested "happy milk" it has more live cultures than yogurt and helps aid in digestion and tummy issues.
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