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Mucous and diarrhea in toddler

Hello-
In October my 2 year daughter was hospitalized with dehydration related to C. Diff. she was treated with Flagyl and diarrhea and other symptoms abaided. She currently has been having very smelly, mucousy stool for about 3 weeks. Most of her BM's are loose to very loose or mucous only stools approx. 3-8x's daily. Her pediatrician did not see any cause for concern. No tests were ordered (not even a stool sample taken) because she does appear healthy. I am worried the C. Diff has grown again or that she may have colitis. She does complain of abdonimal pain periodically and has very dry skin. I do not wish to put her through a series of traumatic tests if there is no need for concern. Any thoughts?
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Hi,
Stool examination may be done to rule out infection.
In about 20% c-diff recurs.
You may give a course of flagyl along with probiotics.
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I would have the doctor do a blood test for Celiac and IBS-they can look at the genetic factors.  My daughter has had alot of GI problems and they blood tested her for that at age 2-they came out negative but it did give me piece of mind.

Good luck and keep me updated.
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I have a 2 year old that has been battling this for some time now...she has the same symptoms your child does..she has 2-10 bms in one day ..but some days she is fine. She complains she is in pain, she never eats...I get every test for a child to see what the problem is but no luck. what could this be?
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How would vit c cause this to happen? how would you know if a child has a  vit c-diff?
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