My 4 year old son frequently has gas and explosive bowel movements. Tonight, he had ice cream, and then told me he had to make a bowel movement, which he frequently does after having ice cream...though I've never noticed any problem with yogurt or milk. After wiping, I noticed small specks of blood/mucus in his b.m., although I didn't notice any blood in the toilet. His bowel movement was somewhat loose, not diarrhea. He also had told me that his tummy hurt, and had a lot of gas. What should I do?
my 4 year old grandson has the same problem and i am so trying to find someone who has been through this that can share info with me on it. please, my nerves cant take much more! i am a worry wart nana.
There are several things that it could be. Your son could be lactose intollerant, and the blood and mucus is from inflamation due to the explosive bowel movements, or you should have your son checked out for ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative Colitis is also known as of one the two inflammitory bowel disease. The symptoms of this are blood in bowel movements, mucus, diarreah, (can be very severe), and stomach pain. Also, there could be skin rashes, mouth sores, or eye problems. He may also have sore or inflamed joints if he's suffering from colitis. Its best to have him checked out since he does have blood in his stool. Chances are he tore his rectum from the explosive diarreah, but if he his suffering from ulcerative colitis, there are medications out there that can keep it under control. I hope i've helped!!
Hi there. I'm sure your child needs to see his/her pediatrician first but my 4 year old caught a virus last year where he had 6 days of explosive, uncontrollable diarhea. We had his stool tested but it was only a type of virus. At that time, I did hear of a virus going around that needed to be treated with an antibiotic. It involved diarhea with blood and mucus in the stool. I can't for the life of me remember the term (I will repost if I do) but you should certainly see the Dr. about it. It could be easily remedied. Hope your child feels better.
Thank you for your responses. I have a Dr. appt on Friday. My son had a second BM with some blood when I wiped him....I'm beginning to wonder if he has a fissure or hemmoroid, although he hasn't complained of any pain. The Dr. said she may need to do a rectal exam....I don't think he's going to like that very much, but it's necessary I suppose.
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