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Is This Normal. Weird Poop In 2 1/2 Year Old

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I will apologize in advance for the TMI factor.

My son is 2 1/2 and we are starting a gluten free diet. I have been Dx and both my kids had negative tests, but they have symptoms and we are going to do a trial (and probably continue on gluten free either way, but it's nice to know). My son has always had unexplained occasional weird poops. I'm pretty sure he has Celiac or is gluten intolerant. In the past few months it has gotten a lot better. More normal. Now, we have been mostly gluten free for going on 2 weeks and all the way gluten free for a couple days. I only finally got my kitchen all spic and span today though, so I am sure we have been getting contamintaed here and there. The last few days he has been pooping 3-4 times a day and it is gritty and grainy and sticks to his poor bottom like crazy. It seems very dry, but also very acidic because it is burning his skin. It is pretty dark in color also, sometimes dark brown, sometimes green.

I was thinking that maybe it is because we have taken away most of the gluten the past couple weeks and his body is starting to heal, but then he gets glutened and his body has a stronger reaction. Like he is more sensitive now that it has been taken away. I know that is common and that it can stay more dormant when you constantly ingest the offending substance. Just wondering if anyone else has gone through this. Thanks!

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The last few days he has been pooping 3-4 times a day and it is gritty and grainy and sticks to his poor bottom like crazy. It seems very dry, but also very acidic because it is burning his skin. It is pretty dark in color also, sometimes dark brown, sometimes green.

I was thinking that maybe it is because we have taken away most of the gluten the past couple weeks and his body is starting to heal, but then he gets glutened and his body has a stronger reaction. Like he is more sensitive now that it has been taken away. I know that is common and that it can stay more dormant when you constantly ingest the offending substance. Just wondering if anyone else has gone through this. Thanks!

that is exactly what my son's BM's were like until we took him off of gluten. I thought it was too much fiber because it was worse when he would have shredded wheat or raisin bran and less when he would have rice krispies or other less fibery cereal but I think it was because those other cereals have more gluten in them. its like he ate sand or something... like trying to clean wet sand off after going to the beach.. its so impossible! anyway, after awhile on the gluten-free diet he hasn't had poops like that anymore unless he's been glutened... it also made it WAY easier to potty train him once he stopped having those diapers and now he has normal BMs but you would think that he was constipated by the grunting he did at first... I guess he had never used thosE muscles before! just stick with the diet and it should get better :)

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I think it's possible that:

1. yes, he has celiacs or gluten intolerance

2. damage to the intestines has prevented him from digesting carbs which fed bad bacteria

3. the gritty poo is from bacteria die off because you removed their main food source (grains)

Now this may be off base, but it's basically where I am at with my daughter, so the symptoms sound similar to our issues. Have you read anything about the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) or the GAPS diet? It is what we are doing to help heal my dd the rest of the way (I hope, anyway). And using a good quality probiotic, we are using Pharmax. There are threads here about SCD, maybe in the Other Intolerance section?

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Hello

I was just reading this post and i wanted to comment. I have 3 1/2 yr old lil girl and she was diagnosed 1 year ago. When she gets glutened her pop turn floresant green. So, it does effect her poop.

Nicole

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