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A Question For Mothers With Autistic Children

If your child(ren) is/are verbal do they complain that their stomach hurts a lot? If they are non-verbal does it seem like their stomach hurts a lot? I came across this article, and it got me thinking:

My daughter is 13, soon 14, and she complains her stomach hurts every day. She has had unexplained diarrhea in the past (age 5 or 6), and stool cultures didn't show anything abnormal. Maybe that article helps explain it? Who knows, but it makes about as much sense as any other theory out there.


Asked by badgirl44654 at 8:17 PM on Dec. 23, 2010 in Health

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Answers (10)
  • i don't but the article was interesting!

    Answer by asil at 8:22 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • no,he doesn't

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:17 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • no not really.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:18 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Mine does not...but check into gluten intolerance...just to learn and see if that could fit your son... :)

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 8:19 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • my daugahter has aspergers and has no digestive problems but children who complain of stomach problems usually have some issues with their diet......hence the gluten free/ caasien free diet might also want to considier digestive enzymes. YOu might want to consider talking with a developmental pediatricain about her stomach problems and is not uncommon for autistic children to have these problems.....some kids require probiotics too......we actually take pb8 and it has kept us from getting the stomach bugs that are going around.

    Answer by michaux at 8:22 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • My son does not complain of stomach issues. Nor does he show symptoms of stomach issues.

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:24 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • also something else to think about, has she started her period yet? could also be puburty related......

    Answer by michaux at 8:37 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • My son isn't verbal but he has had times when his stomach seemed to be bothering him. A gluten free diet helped him, and before that we found that he had a very elevated lead level.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 8:45 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • My son has never complained of any stomach problems, except for not keeping him full! He's 12 and eats like he's 19!!

    Answer by Robsmommy at 10:10 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Robsmommy: Is her overweight or a normal weight? My daughter never feels full. She will eat until she throws up, and then eat some more. She had tests done for Prader Willi but results aren't back yet. She used to go to school with a boy that's bigger than she is, and eats just like she does.

    Comment by badgirl44654 (original poster) at 10:15 PM on Dec. 23, 2010