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I'm worried about my 5 year old's health

Anonymous
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She is barely 32 pounds at 5 1/2, she always complains of stomach pain.  She has issues going #2 and stays constipated (even with stool softeners, etc).  She has the hardest time gaining weight and keeping weight on.

She has been recently complaining of her back hurting, I took her to the doctor but she wouldn't tell them where she was hurting or anything so they said they couldn't really help.

She has had ear issues since birth and a runny nose since birth.  Has had two sets of tubes and had her adenoids removed.  They are referring her to the ENT again to make sure everything in that area is fine.

Her nails and hair grow about a third the amount of her sister and brothers (she is the middle child).

She has attention and hyperactivity issues, but she takes a low dose medication to help control that.


What can I do?  What could it be causing her all these issues?  I'm worried about her honestly.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM

bump

LovelyMommy24
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I have no idea. Sorry, mama. :( Bump!

mrsfred07
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM
I have no idea, but here's a bump!
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VintageWife
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM

My 5 1/2 yr old son is only a few more pounds than her. It's okay to be tiny. It's the rest of the stuff that you need to ask her doctor about.

the4mutts
by Bronze Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Ulcers, instestinal swelling, stress.
My 6y/o had the same issues and they never found a real cause for it. Thy tested her stool, her blood, xrays, ultrasounds, the works. I finally made them stop testing. Try ignoring it. Flat out tell her, i dont want to hear the tummy hurt crap anymore. You wont talk to a dr, so dont bug me about it.
I did that to my dd for a cpl weeks, then at her checkup, all sweeling signs, all waking up at night, all crying had stopped.
I honestly think she was stressed, and wanting more of my attention than she was getting.
If you dont want to be too harsh, try some st johns wort, to help the kid relax. And maybe an actual laxative, instead of a stool softener.
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brittanyjenean
by Gold Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:51 AM
You need to reassure DD that it's okay to tell the doctor where it hurts. If she doesn't then they can't help her get better and that mommy alone can only do so much. Good luck!
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JasonsMom2007
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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My son had weight gain issues, stomach aches, diarrhea, ear issues, and hyperactivity. Diet changes have helped but not eliminated the hyperactivity. Food dyes are huge in setting his off. The rest was all caused by a grape allergy that didn't show up on allergy tests. He weighed 16 lbs at 1 year and was a sickly child. One day it all went away and we realized we had stopped giving him grapes/raisins. If he eats something that a grape once touched he's sick again for a week!
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adhaodd1child
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:51 AM

It sounds like something dealing with her intensites(?). I would get a referral to a GI specialist to have CTs done and scopes done to see if she has any issues there.


Till then get her some pedisure with fiber and have her drink three of those with each meal that she has. It has a lot of nutrients that she needs and the fiber to help with going poop, also up her water intake too.

JasonsMom2007
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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Oh and after we figured that out he gained 4 lbs in a month! He's 5 1/2 now, 40 lbs, and 46" tall
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Charliesmommy11
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Can your pediatrician get you a referral to a developmental pediatrician ?
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