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09/07/2013 at 06:14
Did they have constipation as one of the symptoms? (IIRC there are a few people whos children have allergies hence posting here and not BT)
R, who is 3 years old has bad constipation. We have been to the Dr’s a number of times and is on Movicol already but still seems to be constipated. We are now wondering whether to get him checked for allergies too as even with medicine it is still happening.
At first we thought he was holding it in, but I don’t think this is case, he will jump/ run around from the discomfort of it. He seems to be able to go ok in his pants better than the toilet and last night I told him to just do it in his pants to get it out. Rightly or wrongly but I was desperate and nearly in tears myself just watching his discomfort. Maybe he finds it easier/ less painful standing rather than sitting?
For a while he was sneaking of to do a poo in his pants, and knows if he does this a toy goes in the box, a poo in the loo results in a treat but this is not working and normally it does which makes me thinks there may be more to it?
So I guess my question is, what were the symptoms that made you get your children tested for allergies?
Just wanted to say thanks again.
After posting this R has now done about 5 poo's in the loo! He is not too impressed about it but is very happy with himself once done, so much so that as soon as I walk in the door I get a poo update :)
The constipation etc had been going on months so hopefully we are now winning this one.
The toys in the cupboard/ box seems to have worked as the first thing he wanted after he went on the loo was his robot.
Thanks all again
09/07/2013 at 07:03
B was the opposite. He had horrendous explosive poos. Now they thnk they have discovered the cause and B appears to be getting better he has had to learn how to poo, as he never actually had to poo before, it came out of its own accord.
However the consultant said that constipation could be another symptom, which U used to suffer from. It seems to be extremes of bowel movements that are the warning signs.
For me though with B it was the strange poos, the constant hunger and eating and the thinness to him.
Rather than encouraging him to poo in his pants, why not have a special poo nappy?
My friend's two children have awful constipation and I was only saying to her on Saturday night that maybe it is the sign of something not being quite right with foods. I think you need to find a sympathetic GP, which is what we got in the end.
10/07/2013 at 12:51
Thanks QI, think I may leave it a little longer and see what happens.
Going back to nappoes is not an options, I only sid this after quite a few tears from R as I was desperate.
10/07/2013 at 12:57
If he can manage it in his pants, then why not get him to stand up next to the toilet and watch what he does. So that its caught in the toilet. Sounds disgusting but at leasst you'd know whether its physically easier or whether he is afraid of doing in the toilet.
Does he drink plenty of fluids as this can be another reason for constipation.
10/07/2013 at 13:47
The feeling of a poo falling out seems to be a common fear. I wonder if its just that that is stopping him?
A was on movicol which did and does work for her. But the thing that worked for us was using a loo rather than a potty. She saw me poo, and flush it away. We used to make a 'bed' for the poo so she could see it wouldn't splash on her. I also danced around and rewarded like a mad thing when she pooed in the loo.
Another more serious cause can be when their bottom hole isn't big enough, just wondered if that had been checked by anyone. I know two children who after a minor op were sorted. Don't want to scare you, more rule it out.
Hope things improve soon.
10/07/2013 at 14:12
Thank you again for your replies x
Cedar: he drinks lots, he did drink lots of milk but stopped this fully as this con sometimes not help but no difference, he will now drink lots of watered down Mango juice now.
Last time we were standing next to the toilet but just could not stand still was jumping up and down, I did move him onto the toilet mid-poo, which was messy but he did finish it happily on the loo.
Beez: we went straight to the toilet, he never wanted to use the potty. We too have a poo song and dance, so pleased to hear I am not the only one ha ha. The idea of a 'bed in the toilet' made me laugh but I could see him 'getting it' so will add this on the list to try.
Thank you again, it is great to hear other suggestions and stories xx
16/07/2013 at 18:40
Bump for the update, as I know you are all interested lol
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