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Encopresis And Celiac


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#1 Willow5

 
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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:03 PM

My son has encopresis. He started out with the clay colored stools and then with a cycle of constipation for about 4 days followed by a large bm followed by a couple of days of diahrea. Up to a couple of times daily he soils his underwear. We have battled with this for a long time - he is now 10. He is being treated with miralax and scheduled sits on the toilet. My daughter who is 2 started up with the same symptoms - that is when I thought of celiac.

We got son tested and he came in low equivical results for Anti Gliadin AgG, I then got husband tested, he came in low equivical on Anti Gliadin AgA, then I got tested and came in about 3 times higher than normal on the Anti Gliadin AgG. Since then my mother came in positive with the Tissue Transglut Antibody.

So somehow there seems to be a leaning to possible Celiac. I am wondering if anyone else has kids with encopresis.

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-Anti Gliadin Ab IgG 39 Spring 2006, positive improvement to gluten-free diet, past possible symptoms of thyroid, miscariges, heart palpitations
-Enterolab results Anti-gliadin 8, Tissue transglut 5, Genes 2,7

-husband genes 8,6
-Son age 11 postive enterolab results, high Gliadin AB IgG. Encopresis (soiling) Genes 2,8
-Daughter age 3 Chronic Constipation, eczema, clears up on gluten-free.
-Three children no symptoms, not tested
-Mother positive in Tissue Transglut Antibody, IgA Fall 2006

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:18 PM

My son has struggled with it off an on... we just figured out that it is related to 2 things - lactose and consitipation. Our daughter just started going lactose free and as an experiment we had son go lactose free..he decided he didnt have to worry so he went back on regular milk etc. Lo and behold but his "wet toots" [as he calls them] returned withing 6 hours of lactose in his diet, after a few days of having no problem (when lactose free)

The cause varies but it seems to be -for our son - related to lactose (he is also celaic/diabetic).
Now I am wondering if the dairy is also behind the constipation too.......
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:19 AM

thanks for the input, my son does drink dairy, have tried no dairy before but not combined with gluten free... always a new twist! thanks again, Nan
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-Anti Gliadin Ab IgG 39 Spring 2006, positive improvement to gluten-free diet, past possible symptoms of thyroid, miscariges, heart palpitations
-Enterolab results Anti-gliadin 8, Tissue transglut 5, Genes 2,7

-husband genes 8,6
-Son age 11 postive enterolab results, high Gliadin AB IgG. Encopresis (soiling) Genes 2,8
-Daughter age 3 Chronic Constipation, eczema, clears up on gluten-free.
-Three children no symptoms, not tested
-Mother positive in Tissue Transglut Antibody, IgA Fall 2006

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:38 AM

I don't know if this relates but when I was about 8 I had encoperesis and constipation issues throughout all of childhood.

I was diagnosed by my doc with Celiac last year. (They wondered if all those years of constipation were really undiagnosed celiac)...
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Posted 01 November 2006 - 01:06 AM

I don't know if this relates but when I was about 8 I had encoperesis and constipation issues throughout all of childhood.

I was diagnosed by my doc with Celiac last year. (They wondered if all those years of constipation were really undiagnosed celiac)...

How did you overcome encopresis? Do you remember soiling? Was it concious or an uncontroled situation? I often wonder if my son does it because he doesn't care, is too busy or truely can't control it! I notice with my 2 yr old daughter that her constipation clears up on gluten-free. My son age 10 eats too much Gluten too often to notice if there could be any improvement.
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Nan

-Anti Gliadin Ab IgG 39 Spring 2006, positive improvement to gluten-free diet, past possible symptoms of thyroid, miscariges, heart palpitations
-Enterolab results Anti-gliadin 8, Tissue transglut 5, Genes 2,7

-husband genes 8,6
-Son age 11 postive enterolab results, high Gliadin AB IgG. Encopresis (soiling) Genes 2,8
-Daughter age 3 Chronic Constipation, eczema, clears up on gluten-free.
-Three children no symptoms, not tested
-Mother positive in Tissue Transglut Antibody, IgA Fall 2006

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 03:31 PM

My son had this until going gluten-free. He wasn't constipated, just couldn't control his bowels at all. After a month gluten-free he was completely potty trained, but still has accidents if he gets gluten unintentionally. We had a foster son who had MAJOR problems with this. It turned out that he had an impaction the size of a grapefruit. Once that was cleared out, the problem went away. He's no longer here, but with his ADHD issues I now wonder if gluten may be an issue for him.
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Posted 01 November 2006 - 04:31 PM

How did you overcome encopresis? Do you remember soiling? Was it concious or an uncontroled situation? I often wonder if my son does it because he doesn't care, is too busy or truely can't control it! I notice with my 2 yr old daughter that her constipation clears up on gluten-free. My son age 10 eats too much Gluten too often to notice if there could be any improvement.


I was so young I barely remember, except that I wouldn't go to the bathroom for days and days. Then the doc started having me do mineral oil and orange juice drinks and eventually it wasn't so bad...but I had some issues basically until I turned 30 which is when my GI did the bloodwork and found out I had celiac.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

Hi my son is 6 and always has had encopresis ( i thought he was always straining who new he was holding it in ) He has also always broke out into different rashes that have never been diagnosed clearly???? He's always sick with cold& cough?? I have to say his stools are not always hard he just tries to hold them in! He is going to get tested for Celiacs this week as our doctor seems to think its all connected in some way. I will post results.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

Hi my son is 6 and always has had encopresis ( i thought he was always straining who new he was holding it in ) He has also always broke out into different rashes that have never been diagnosed clearly???? He's always sick with cold& cough?? I have to say his stools are not always hard he just tries to hold them in! He is going to get tested for Celiacs this week as our doctor seems to think its all connected in some way. I will post results.


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