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Ds And Bowel Issues?

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So, my oldest(not little Lanigan this time) is having an issue. He tries to poop so hard he almost makes himself throw up. Although, he acts like he has no control over his pushing. Nothing happens. No poop. Then about 1-3 hours later, he will have HORRIBLE runny stools. Like water. And his belly hurts. He is also peeing all the time. Every 30 minutes to an hour. And not just a little bit, a LOT. His fabulous(that was said with much sarcasm) here said he is peeing to much because he is constipated and not emptying his bladder all the way. Well, he has to be emptying it completely. I stand there with him. He pees FOREVER. I have even measured his pee in a hat. He is peeing more than 200cc's each time. And he might be constipated, but then he has the horrible diareah. All in the same stinking day. She wants me to put him on Miralax, but after researching this, I feel very uncomfortable doing so. She told me to keep him on it for 6 months. It is recommended that it is used for no longer than 2 weeks to avoid dependency. I am just frustrated.

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I can't remember, is Langdon gluten-free? Is anyone else in your family Celiac? Have you tried the gluten-free diet with your oldest?

My personal opinion would be to try the diet before any drugs... and if these problems go away then you have your answer... but that's just me.

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So, my oldest(not little Lanigan this time) is having an issue. He tries to poop so hard he almost makes himself throw up. Although, he acts like he has no control over his pushing. Nothing happens. No poop. Then about 1-3 hours later, he will have HORRIBLE runny stools. Like water. And his belly hurts. He is also peeing all the time. Every 30 minutes to an hour. And not just a little bit, a LOT. His fabulous(that was said with much sarcasm) here said he is peeing to much because he is constipated and not emptying his bladder all the way. Well, he has to be emptying it completely. I stand there with him. He pees FOREVER. I have even measured his pee in a hat. He is peeing more than 200cc's each time. And he might be constipated, but then he has the horrible diareah. All in the same stinking day. She wants me to put him on Miralax, but after researching this, I feel very uncomfortable doing so. She told me to keep him on it for 6 months. It is recommended that it is used for no longer than 2 weeks to avoid dependency. I am just frustrated.

If he is having runny stools, then is it actually constipation? Is he feeling the sudden need to have a bowel movement, but nothing happens? Is he having stomach cramping before the need to have a movement? Is it possible this is not constipation, but an intolerance reaction (lactose intolerance for example)? I know from my own intolerance reactions, that I have cramping and a sudden need to go, but then nothing happens...this pattern repeats itself until I finally am able to have a bowel movement...sometimes hours later.

If it truly is constipation, then it can have an effect on the bladder as well, but it sounds like, in your son's case, something else is likely going on. In terms of Miralax, it is a better choice of laxative than others out there, and can be used as recommended by your doctor. My son is on Miralax, because of chronic constipation that resulted in a distended bowel and lack of control over bladder and bowel movements. He will be on Miralax for a loooong time...apparently it takes a couple of years for a distended bowel to return to normal. I suspect there is a dietary issue at play, but we haven't figured it out yet, and the doctor is positive it's simply a slow metabolism. <_<

Michelle

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From all the research I have done on Miralax, and from my younger sons GI doc's recommendation, I just do not feel comfortable with Miralax. "I" don't think he is constipated at all. I think his guts are contracting, trying to poop, but there is nothing there to poop. Eventually he will go, but his tummy hurts til he does.

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From all the research I have done on Miralax, and from my younger sons GI doc's recommendation, I just do not feel comfortable with Miralax. "I" don't think he is constipated at all. I think his guts are contracting, trying to poop, but there is nothing there to poop. Eventually he will go, but his tummy hurts til he does.

It's important that you are comfortable with the method of treatment. :) Have you tested your son for allergies or intolerances?

We're still trying to figure out my son's intolerances, and will push for complete allergy testing (he's only been tested and confirmed for severe penicillin allergy). We tried going dairy free with some success (my son seemed to have more energy and fewer tummy upsets without dairy in his diet.) At this point we've significantly reduced his dairy consumption.

Michelle

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Your situation sounds familiar to ours. Our son was originally dx'ed(by a GI) with chronic d, then by an ER doc with chronic C..(very long story) when we finally got to our "on the ball" GI, we asked about the conflicting dx's. She said that he actually was both. Because the Celiac was causing him to not completely empty his bowels when he would go...then he would just "leak" around the mass that was in his bowels.(sorry that is kind of graphic). We had him on Miralax for 4 days before his scoping and she said he was still very full at the thime of the procedure.

Take that info for what you think it is worth. When we went gluten-free, we have had no need for the Miralax again.

Our oldest also had wierd bowel issues...he would get so constipated that he WOULD throw up when he was finally able to move his bowels...haven't had him tested though.

Good luck,

Dallas


Mom to:

Riley 8 -Tourettes, OCD, ADHD

Cooper 6 -Celiac dx'ed Dec. 2005

Jake 4- Resolved Verbal Apraxia, Coordination disorder and Sensory Integration Disorder

Sutton 3- Speech issues and sensory integration disorder

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