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Upset tummy but doctor says it's ok. :/

Posted by on Dec. 25, 2014 at 10:12 PM
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My DS who is 3 complains about his tummy everyday. He doesn't like milk. I put water in his juice. He eats plenty of grains, fruit, and veggies oh and is a big meat eater. I can't find just one thing that triggers it but almost everyday he goes to the bathroom 2-5 times a day with soft or chunky looking stool. Sometimes "which is often" his stool is green and not brown. I took him to the doctor a little over a month and a half ago and doctor said he isn't concerned because there isn't any abdominal pain when he pushed on ds belly, no vomiting, nor did he feel anything abnormal. But I'm getting concerned. Over the past three weeks ds will have spells when he is sleeping he will poop in his sleep and it's that soft stool. He has never pooped in his sleep. DH has stomach issues too but there is no diagnosis for his problem since he has been like that since childhood. So we are guessing it's a genetic thing.

would you be concerned?
by on Dec. 25, 2014 at 10:12 PM
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Christine2015
by on Dec. 25, 2014 at 10:16 PM

 keep a food  journal also write down when he says hie tummy hurts .

Femommy
by Bronze Member on Dec. 25, 2014 at 10:20 PM
That's a good idea. I'll have to do that. I know a lot of the time it's around meal time or nap time he tells me. At first I was thinking it was a way to get out of doing one of the two. But since he does use the bathroom I don't know.
Quoting Christine2015:

 keep a food  journal also write down when he says hie tummy hurts .

spunky946
by Bronze Member on Dec. 25, 2014 at 10:27 PM
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I'd take him to a pediatric gi doctor.

Femommy
by Bronze Member on Dec. 25, 2014 at 11:50 PM
Do you know if you have to get a referral from your family doctor to a GI specialist?
Quoting spunky946:

I'd take him to a pediatric gi doctor.

tossed
by Member on Dec. 26, 2014 at 2:43 AM

Yes, I would be concerned. Has your dh had a colonoscopy? Have stool cultures been done?

My son was diagnosed with acid reflux at age 3 months, but was not adequately treated until he was 8 when we found the reflux was going into his sinus cavity. It also caused his asthma to become severe.  He would often have soft, green stools as a toddler and his stomach bothered him.  He is now 21 and has a horrible case of IBS. 

tossed
by Member on Dec. 26, 2014 at 2:44 AM

It varies from insurance to insurance. All of our plans have required referrals.  I would suggest trying to see a pediatric GI who is associated with a children's hospital. They turned out to be the best thing for my son.

Quoting Femommy: Do you know if you have to get a referral from your family doctor to a GI specialist?
Quoting spunky946:

I'd take him to a pediatric gi doctor.


JasonsMom2007
by Platinum Member on Dec. 26, 2014 at 2:50 AM
Call your insuand see if you need a referral. If you do go to the doctor and refuse to leave without one. I ended up calling and scheduling ds every time his stomach hurt. Yeah they got tired of me and gave me the referral. The gi thought he had cystic fibrosis but it ended up being food allergies. If he even ate a piece of fruit that had any contact with a grape or blueberry he'd have diarreah and stomachaches for 3 weeks. It was tough to figure out!

Quoting Femommy: Do you know if you have to get a referral from your family doctor to a GI specialist?
Quoting spunky946:

I'd take him to a pediatric gi doctor.

MusherMaggie
by Silver Member on Dec. 26, 2014 at 6:17 AM
I would eliminate dairy and wheat from his diet, and make an appointment with an allergist or GI specialist. Dairy can be hidden in lots of foods even if he doesn't drink milk. Stick to water and regular fruit; juice has few benefits even watered down.
spunky946
by Bronze Member on Dec. 26, 2014 at 7:10 AM
Depends on your insurance. Ours does not.

Quoting Femommy: Do you know if you have to get a referral from your family doctor to a GI specialist?
Quoting spunky946:

I'd take him to a pediatric gi doctor.

MusherMaggie
by Silver Member on Dec. 26, 2014 at 9:02 AM
Formula feeding and solids before six months, especially cereal and grains, can cause GI problems that are life-long. This may be the case with your husband. Eliminating dairy and wheat may help him, to.
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