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my lil girl has had bowel problems since she was 6 weeks old and has been on mirolax every since then she is now turning 3 in august she has bowel movements about every 4 or 5 days and she has not been eating right and now has had a fever for 2 days but no other symptoms so i'm thinking it has something to do with her bowels has any one else had these kind of problems i call the dr she tries to blame the fever on all kinds of things

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Asked by lovinkaylee2 at 9:07 PM on Jun. 26, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • If your pediatrician is not listening to you change Doctors. My grandson has had 2 partial and 1 complete bowel obstruction. He was on Miralx fro 2 years, the benefiber for 18 months. He has only been off meds 8 months. We have to force fluids with him. His GI specialist would be having a fir if he was 4-5 days in between. My GS must move his bowels on his own at least once every 48 hrs or he must have an enema. He has a narrowing of the large intestines that make him prone to blockage. We didn't find this out until the 3rd MRI. Keep on top of it. Do you ever give her enemas? 4-5 days with no BM could most certainly cause fever, pain, loss of appetite.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:12 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • id change drs and how high is the fever?? mayb take her to er?? good luck

    Answer by rachel216 at 9:26 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • I was thinking same thing as first comment... constipation causing a blockage, causing pain & lack of bowel movements... Miralax or other daily equivalent should work, but an enema should clear her out first and then the Miralax next to get her regulated.

    When she does go potty, is it mostly runny? If so, it's definitely a blockage or constipation of some sort. Runny BM isn't in there long enough to harden cuz there's no room, and since the old stuff's blocking the way, the newer stuff leaks out. Then her bottom will get numb from the pressure inside, and she'll start having accidents without realizing it. Best to get her checked out right away by another doc, maybe suggest that she has Encopresis or a bowel obstruction, or at the very least, severe constipation.

    Answer by domesticrecluse at 5:52 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • take child too speciallice

    Answer by sassy21176 at 4:53 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

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