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2 yr old daughter has been sick and it's going on 3 weeks now. first week she started throwing up and then had really bad diarehea for atlease a week. about 5 days ago she became constipated to the point where she crys. 3 days ago started giving her pedi lax. does any one have any idea what i shoul do????? i have brought her to the er twice already and they said she was fine. she has also been complaning that her stomach hurts. please help..

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Asked by racheldeppe at 6:29 PM on Apr. 1, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • She could have an intestinal blockage. You need to go in and piss someone off. Make them check her really well.

    Answer by SusieD250 at 6:33 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • When there is a bad blockage you throw up and have diarrea as the waste tries to push it's way through. If you stop the diarrea, then the blockage gets worse.

    Answer by SusieD250 at 6:34 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Go to the ER and PUSH your way to get her checked out another time. TELL them that there is something wrong with your child, let then know that you had her checked out for 'this' and 'that' and they need to check for something else! You need to pretty much demand to have her FULLY checked.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:44 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • I agree with the previous answers... You have got to push. It has to be checked out. Also if she has a blockage or a kink or anything, giving her any kind of laxative might just cause cramping and leakage, but not relieve the underlying problem.
    I know it's terrible - my sister in her pregnancy had an obstructed bowel, and the ER drs were just about USELESS to her. She tried all the suggestions; she took magnesium and other laxatives, three enemas, and stool softeners, extra water and fiber in her diet, etc... still no bowel movement for over 10 days. NONE. The only thing that gave her relief was calling a colonic hydrotherapist... even though I'm sure that they will probably not do colonics on a child, they will probably have more insight into the workings of the gut and more ideas on what is going on with your daughter. Please call one, if only to say that you're in desperate need of advice.
    Also look into Celiac disease

    Answer by Collinsky at 8:18 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • If this has continued then take her to HER doc and TELL them you want an ultra-sound done on her stomach AND intestinel area, you are her mother and if you see she is hurting then they should do what you ask, sometimes as parents WE have to take control and open up the docs eyes and say hay my kid is in trouble and I WANT ANSWERS NOW,,SusieD250 is right===piss them off if you have to but stand your ground,,,,,,,,,,good luck and let us know how it goes.....

    Answer by momindistress08 at 9:10 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • I agree with the PPs that you have to rule out a blockage. If that all comes back okay then ask for her to be tested for celiac disease. Vomiting, diarrhea and constipation are symptoms.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:52 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • sweetie i'm not a dr. but its worht a try i use it for colic but just try it okay? boil a yellow onion til the water is tan, like tea. strin the little bit of onion that is floating. pour it in a cup with a little sugar. just like tea, its called onion tea make tha baby drink it as much as a cup if you can if not thats fine tooo. a little tylenol and a warm soothing bath put the baby to bed and see how she feels in the morning. i'll bet it works. but if not no harm done

    Answer by lluviajuarez at 10:26 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • My husband read this post over my shoulder, and as a medical professional who has worked a lot with kids, he suggested an x-ray of her abdominal area, and that you take her to a Family Doctor, or a Pediatrician, NOT the ER. . . they should check for intestinal blockage as well as gas in the intestines.

    Avoid ER's at all cost with children. . . unless of course it is a true emergency with trauma involved. ER Doctors are NOT pediatricians, and kids usually take a back seat to those who come in from Car Accidents or Shootings etc. Many times in you call your pediatrician, he can even meet you there if it is after hours. Many Pediatric Practices offer after hours service, where you can call at anytime and someone will answer the phone, and open the office if need be.

    Answer by Panditacjp at 1:40 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

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