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Severe Constipation

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y 6 year old has been suffering from chronic constipation since she was two. I started to notice because just before she was two she was trained for peeing. but she would poop these little poops smears or sometimes D all day long up to 10 x or more a day. so i took the pull-ups away thinking she was being lazy. not the case at all. started taking her to the doc they gave her laxatives enemas told me once that it was my potty training told me that she was severley impacted. the had her on restorolax for a year and the pediatrition signed off on her case. i had to get another referal to see him again. i went and demanded he send me to a gastro doc. we have an app for them in jan. my family doc is sending us to calgary to a childrens clinic that speacializes in children who soil are constipated or wet the bed things like that so we are to go there in dec. i am waiting on test results from my doc for celiacs and her Iga and igg levels aswell. has anyone had any ting similar. right now we relive her constipation with an enema because that is what we were told to do.

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y 6 year old has been suffering from chronic constipation since she was two. I started to notice because just before she was two she was trained for peeing. but she would poop these little poops smears or sometimes D all day long up to 10 x or more a day. so i took the pull-ups away thinking she was being lazy. not the case at all. started taking her to the doc they gave her laxatives enemas told me once that it was my potty training told me that she was severley impacted. the had her on restorolax for a year and the pediatrition signed off on her case. i had to get another referal to see him again. i went and demanded he send me to a gastro doc. we have an app for them in jan. my family doc is sending us to calgary to a childrens clinic that speacializes in children who soil are constipated or wet the bed things like that so we are to go there in dec. i am waiting on test results from my doc for celiacs and her Iga and igg levels aswell. has anyone had any ting similar. right now we relive her constipation with an enema because that is what we were told to do.

My girl was diagnosed at almost 7yrs old. After almost 2 yrs of being treated for severe constipation and compacted stool in her outstretched colon and on Miralax for 1 1/2 yrs of that time she was finally diagnosed with Celiac disease.

It took a GI specialist to get the diagnosis. Our Pedi was treating her for the constipation with encouraging high fiber and whole grains increases in her diet. This is when the daily stomach pains started.

At 7 1/2 she still has outstretched colon (6 month gluten-free) cannot stay dry thru the night and when she gets accidental gluten has diarrhea accidents also. It's a long process of healing but she is soo much better on the gluten free lifestyle.

We were also very close to the cleansing enema's, but chose to do weekend cleanings with milk of magnesia instead. Wel'd start on Friday after school and did this for a months long of weekends.

Haven't had any problems after the first 2 months going gluten-free

Maureen

good luck

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I had constipation for years, off and on, that I thought was a problem that had developed because of my first pregnancy - nope, it was all gluten, for me. I notice it as a reaction now when I get gluten. If you are waiting results, it couldn't hurt to go off gluten, just in case - there's always non-celiac gluten intolerance, too, where the tests are negative. Might be nice to have some idea of how going gluten free might affect your little one, before you have test results to bias you, as odd as that may sound.


T.H.

Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease

23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity

25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD) 

 

Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive

Son: gluten intolerant
Father, brother: celiac positive

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My daughter is not diagnosed but I have her on a gluten free/dairy free diet. We are both still on a big health journey. I think after Thanksgiving we will both be going through some diagnostic testing to really figure out what we are reacting to. That said, I will tell you that my daughter age 7 has dealt with severe constipation and severe diarrhea from the get go. I'm not sure I'd consider her regular now, but after going gluten free she is complaining less and less about her stomach. I have to believe that constipation is not normal and must be a result of diet. I do wish you the best of luck. I know it's a tough road.

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My girl was diagnosed at almost 7yrs old. After almost 2 yrs of being treated for severe constipation and compacted stool in her outstretched colon and on Miralax for 1 1/2 yrs of that time she was finally diagnosed with Celiac disease.

It took a GI specialist to get the diagnosis. Our Pedi was treating her for the constipation with encouraging high fiber and whole grains increases in her diet. This is when the daily stomach pains started.

At 7 1/2 she still has outstretched colon (6 month gluten-free) cannot stay dry thru the night and when she gets accidental gluten has diarrhea accidents also. It's a long process of healing but she is soo much better on the gluten free lifestyle.

We were also very close to the cleansing enema's, but chose to do weekend cleanings with milk of magnesia instead. Wel'd start on Friday after school and did this for a months long of weekends.

Haven't had any problems after the first 2 months going gluten-free

Maureen

good luck

I forgot to mention we were also told to sign up for the "Incontinence classes" in the Urology dept. at children's hospital. They figured her accidents were bad potty training habits. NOT!

We are our children's only advocates.

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