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My 6 Year Old Suffers Wwith Constipation
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HELP! my six year old has been suffering with chronic constipation since i she was two. we never noticed till i potty trained her but she gets so imapacted she by passes. i have seen doctors and pediatritions who just gave me types of laxatives that dont help we are currently gettin her tested for celiacs after me researching lots on here i m wondering if anyone has similar stories with costipation being one of the main symptoms i need all the help and advise i can get my poor girl doesnt understand why she aint like the other kids and she poops in her pants( which is the bypassing). i dont want to put her gluten free till we get all the testing we can the doctor is doing a blood test for celiacs and testing her iGa levels

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HELP! my six year old has been suffering with chronic constipation since i she was two. we never noticed till i potty trained her but she gets so imapacted she by passes. i have seen doctors and pediatritions who just gave me types of laxatives that dont help we are currently gettin her tested for celiacs after me researching lots on here i m wondering if anyone has similar stories with costipation being one of the main symptoms i need all the help and advise i can get my poor girl doesnt understand why she aint like the other kids and she poops in her pants( which is the bypassing). i dont want to put her gluten free till we get all the testing we can the doctor is doing a blood test for celiacs and testing her iGa levels

Chronic constipation (plus bloated tummy) was my main symptom at age 6. Unfortunately my pediatrician agreed with my mom's dx that I was just getting too chubby. So he told my mom to restrict sweets and substitute skim milk. SIGH

At age 52 I had hemorrhoid surgery after years of chronic constipation. Nobody bothered to ask why I had lifelong constipation. Unfortunately my docs continued to label my symptoms (constipation, bloating, cramping gut pain, gas) as "IBS". After several episodes of impacted stools at age 56 I self diagnosed and used Enterolab tests. My naturopath agreed with their diagnosis. However I also had casein allergy which often causes constipation. Maybe if I hadn't had casein allergy, I would have fit the classic celiac disease profile of 'diarrhea, thin, short, bloated tummy'.

You're doing everything you can by keeping your daughter on gluten and getting blood tests. Don't give up if those tests come back negative. You can try an empirical test of removing all gluten from her diet and seeing how she does or you can go through Enterolab which does stool tests. Those are accurate even after a gluten free period.

SUE

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My son was severely constipated, the Dr. found out by x-ray. He had him take the full dose of miralax everyday. I honestly do not remember how long he was on it. Maybe two months. Finally he started having more regular bm's and we were able to lessen the dose to 3/4, 1/2, 1/4 and now he does't need it at all. I believe what miralax does is it helps more water to be in the intestine so the bm's move along. It can take a couple of days for you to see results. We also took his dairy away. I think that helped.

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constipation was my main symptom too. sometimes i would have constipated "D"... or constipated "fatty/malabsorption" movements... but mainly the world's worst "C".

i only got the "classic D urges" in the middle of the day if i had milk.. which im guessing was the lactose intolerance (acquired after gluten damage).

good luck with all the testing!!

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count me in as another constipation sufferer from gluten. I had no idea they were related until I went off gluten and the constipation went away.

Honestly, if the tests come back negative? I'd give a gluten free diet a try for a few weeks, just to see, because some can have an intolerance without it being celiac disease, from what I hear.

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