My 6 year old son has been dealing with constipation for most of his life. We are currently under the care of a pediatric gastroenterologist, but we still are not finding any answers or results. He is on Miralax and Senekot everyday, which does help to keep him soft, but at the same time he also is leaking stool and sometimes doesn't even know it. So needless to say, he has accidents nearly everyday. He has had the lab work to test for celiac which was negative. And he recently was in the hospital for a clean out (which after 4000 cc's of golytly, still did not completely clean him out), and also ano-rectal manometry, which was also normal. Are there any vitamin deficiencys that could be causing some of his symptoms? Or any other suggestions as to what our next course of action could be?View Thread
@JulieAnn1978 - Well we have not gotten much more for answers yet. Yesterday he was in to have a barium enema and the only thing they found was that his colon is a little larger than normal for his age. I was told that this is very unlikely to be any kind of food allergies. I am starting to go another route with Young Living oils. I have a contact person that her son had gone thru very similar symptoms and the oils helped him out. So I am just at the beginning of starting this for him. Have you had any progress???View Thread
Thank you PlantStrong for the suggestion!! I will most likely begin doing that, as I have had many people suggest that there is possibly a food allergy going on.
@JulieAnn1978 - I feel your pain!! This has been a very frustruating ordeal that has been going on for way too long. And now that we are a month away from school starting, I really need some answers! We are in to see the GI doc on Thursday for follow up. I am going to be asking about food allergies and if possibly there is a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Will let you know what happens!!View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.