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my daughter TMI

my daughter says her actual bum hurts before she goes to the bathroom.i mean the left side of the inside of her cheek(thats how i understood it)the she says she goes and its like mushy.then her left cheek(inside) and her stomach both hurt...well i took her to the dr last week because we thought she has a uti.she didnt.the dr did check for sexual abuse and i did talk about it with her.the dr said no there didnt seem to be any thing in that way going on.and she didnt have a uti...i know this is a big question but i want to get some ideas before we go to the drs again.

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nana77500

Asked by nana77500 at 9:51 AM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • Could she be constipated? If she is constipated and her colon is not completely blocked, the soft stool often comes around the constipated part, which would explain the "mushy" stools. The pain could be the stuck stool trying to move or gas caught behind the stool causing pressure & pain. Did the pediatrician push on her abdomen to check for stool? Or order an x-ray to check for a blockage in her intestine/colon? I hope your DD feels better soon.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:14 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I agree, she might be constipated even if she is having bowel movements... sometimes they get very backed up. I would maybe see if they could do an xray and look to see if that's the problem.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 10:22 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • ok i have heard of that before...so how do you get the constpated stool out???or i guess impacted. stool.
    nana77500

    Answer by nana77500 at 10:26 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Depends on how bad the constipation is....usually an enema will do it, but sometimes a child needs a laxative or, if constipation is a frequent problem, a prescription stool softener to keep things moving.

    To prevent constipation in the future, make sure your daughter is getting enough water to drink (water helps the bowels stay soft & keeps things moving) , eating enough fiber (helps stool to form & move waste along the digestive track) and getting plenty of exercise (keeps the bowels functiong & helps move waste along the digestive track so it doesn't just sit there & get hard).
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:38 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

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