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Go To A Specialist : Pediatric Gi

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If in doubt, GO TO THE GI ANYWAY. Don't waste time reading so much you may be obsessing, and thinking what if... I write to be of help. Everyone really does just have to listen to their instincts.

My daughter was messing herself only number two's since potty training, she was still at 4.5 years old. Was going up to 6 times a day always soft. Pediatrician said it was constipations diagnosed form X ray and was on stool softner for like 6 months before I finally referred her myself. Wasted a lot of time, but had the underlying feeling it wasn't right. I was investigating celiac because my mother in law has lupus, and major gastrointestinal problems. After obsessing, referred my daughter myself (AGAINST PEDIATRICIAN).

All blood tests did not point to gluten/celiac yet, hopefully not. Had barium enema, normal, was not constipated, had upper and lower, (endoscopy and colonoscopy) Diagnosed with gastritis and duodenitis (but was already on soy milk for years) HAD LACTOSE AND SUCROSE INTOLERANCE. NO SUGAR, NO MILK. Doctors said even if endoscopy and blood test don't find celiac disease you cannot really rule it out. She is not on gluten free diet because I trust my doctors and will wait. So you just have to be on alert, some children are diagnosed at a later age, 8, or so or more. They won't She feels better now, still complaining of belly hurting so far and fussy at times, but I am content we found some relief, and am on alert to see if any more symptoms come up related to gluten or pains that could b e ulcers from wheat breads I do give. IF YOU HAVE doubts about a child of yours, try to find a good GI specialist. They will find out what is wrong.

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I'm dealing with trying to find answers for my 18month old currently, so your post got my attention.

Did I read correctly, that after testing scope is when you found the lactose and sucrose intolerance? or was she diagnosed based on the testing results?

Curious how the initial thoughts and dx were constipation, with multiple movements and soft daily?

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the symptoms of severe constipation are diarrhea

it runs past the blockage

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