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    my 4 year old daughter suffers with a constant stomach pain, sometimes it gets worse but she says she has it all the time, she doesnt have constipation or vomiting but does get very sore arround her bum. my doctor is useless and just gave her laxatives , any ideas





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    My 3 1/2 year old son dribbles and spits alot. He seems to have an excess of 'fluid' which results in the dribbles and spitting. In addition to this it 'sounds' as though he has fluid in his chest. Over a period of a few weeks the fluid builds up, causes him to cough and eventually he coughs so much that he vomits the fluid up. It then starts all over again until he vomits a few weeks later. The ENT consultant had no idea, one doctor has suggested 'secretion asthma'. Another says that he holds his mouth open but that doesn't explain the chest and the vomiting. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.





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    Hi I am going through exactly the same thing with my son, now 12 but he has been like this since he was a toddler. We have just been refered to a Gastroentirologist recently. He was on meds for reflux but that didn't seem to make it go completely.There is a condition called eosonophilic oesophogitis where certain trigger foods cause a delayed reaction in kids sometimes days after.They tend to have issues with eating, trouble swallowing, vomiting, coughing while eating, having to drink between mouthfuls are some of the issues. My son described it as it is like he has a door in his throat and sometimes it is open and the food goes down ok, and sometimes it shuts and the food gets stuck.He then has to induce vomitng to get the food out.He has also been running off to the loo like this since he was 4. He gets a ' look' on his face and stops eating and you can tell what is coming next. The Dts thought it might be a hiatus hernia but 2 bariums showed nothing untoward wrong.The only way to diagnose eosonophilic oesophogitis is with an endoscopy and biopsies which look for more than 50 white blood cells present in the osophogus which normally should not be there.These are caused by consuming food/ foods which the child is allergic to, but because the reaction is a delayed one it is harder to detect.The cells inflame the throat causing scarring and this causes the dysphagia ( trouble swallowing) This is what I am trying to get the Drs to check for woth my son as he is typically atopic ( allergic ) . My son has year round rhinitis, mouth breathes and many allergies including pets, dust, tree and grass pollens, foods and asthma since he was 1. Also in young children failure to thrive or being small for age, sleep difficulties, tummy aches and lots of ear/ throat infections are very common as well as what you mentioned. I hope you get some answers and us too ! It's been a long road !

    Hi laura my daughter was like yours from birth.Constipation with blood in it.And was vomiting every feed we gave her back up.And had a very bad wind problem.And was in discomfort.My doctor referd me to hospital and they found she was suffering from a cows milk intolerance.And the vomiting was because she was refluxing due to the milk and was put on a special formula milk and gaviscon and lactulose.and she was a different child.no blood in poo or vomiting.She is now 14 months and doing well and has grown out of the intolerance.Not saying that what wrong with your little girl but it the same symptoms mine had hope this helps .

    hello im 15 ive been suffering stomach aches and vomiting, I use to be 9stone but now im 7 and its taking over my life I have no energy since this illness has started what could it be?





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    mine is weird, i had more than 3 days fever, headaches, and the worm dint come out thru my anus but thru my mouth while i was vomiting! gross right. it was about 3 inches long, i wasn't sure what kind of parasite that was. im really scared. i might puke it out again.





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    I had a stomach ache ,a headache, a low fever (it was gone right away) and vomiting a while ago at school. My parents believe that I have the uti, but I don't feel an y other symptoms like urgency to pee and paint while peeing, do I really have the case of a uti? If not, how can I tell my parents??





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    My son is 5 and has suffered from soiling for the past 3 years. It started when we moved, up until this point he was potty trained and happy to pass stools. Once we had moved he started to hold his stools and as such soils. He will hold for anything from 2 to 8 weeks, which leads to vomiting when his stomach will no longer accept food. I have had various responses from doctors and finally seeing a specialist nurse, but this is really no support, as all the suggestions have been done before, he takes movicol and sodium picosulphate to try and encourage a clear out. I have had doctors telling me don't worry he's not undernourished! I have worked in hospital theatres and seen the horrific effects of bowel obstructions and do not want my son to have to experience this. I dont think there is a medical reason, however this has never been ruled out in the 3 years. I have been made to feel inadequate by the medical profession as a mother. I know my son, and this is very distressing for both parents and children. I have to send my son to school with a sanitary towel in his pants to help reduce the embarrassment, however accidents still happen, and although the school are sympathetic, there is a line where he is sent home until he has produced a poo at which point he is allowed back to school. I am still working through this and trying every way I can to get my son to poo, but now 4 weeks since his last 15" poo, a dramatic reduction in his food intake, constant movicol intake (we have to be really sneaky to get him to drink it, and normally only 1 a day) and sodium picosulphate on thursday, friday and saturday as the school will insist on him being at home if there is a chance it will act when he is at school, it really is only a matter of time before things get worse, but my doctor think fussing and not to worry and consultant appointment not for another couple of months. sympathise with others in this situation, its so emotionally draining.





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    Please have a look at my answer in reply to "Sarah"

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