Please help my son, his butt is bleeding!

Sarah - posted on 07/17/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

15

7

0

My son is 7 months old and has three doctors, and not one of them has been able to really help with his problems. I am hoping that someone here will have heard of something like it, or experienced it and can give me some guidance.



He has GERD pretty bad, had it since he was born. At around 3 months of age he devolped constipation (had it ever since). For the past two weeks where ever the poop touches his skin it bleeds, has happened in the past before but now it's all the time. He has had leukocytopenia (low white blood cell count) on three separate occations with no sign of infection. He also has a thickened bladder wall (seen on ultrasound yesterday).



He is currently on ranitidine for the GERD. He is on Increasing amounts of Milk of Magnesia for the constipation (new dose works for couple of days, then back to solid turds have to increase amount) He is on Neocate formula (prescription hypoallergenic formula). We're putting Desitin, butt paste, A&D, and vasoline on his butt all to try and help.



If you know of ANYTHING that might help please write.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Rachel - posted on 08/04/2009

12

17

0

My son had severe food alergies and when I introduced milk, it caused a similar reaction. After four weeks of him bleeding from poop, we figured it was the milk. For treatment we had to stop using diaper wipes and ointments like diaper cream, vasaline etc. The doc suggested we just let him air dry for as long as possible, no less than 30 minutes at a time after a diaper change. Its kinda like if you have a cut you can only put a bandage on for so long before it starts to make it worse. Change his diaper more frenquently and just use warm water and a wash cloth to clean up his bum. Gentley pat dry his bottom then let nature do the rest. After a few days you should notice an improvement in the sores. I would also suggest treating him for yeast w/ canesten cream, even if he doesnt have it. moist conditions on a baby are a breeding ground for it and it some times can be difficult to detect w/ other issues. hope it helps. Rachel

Shannon - posted on 01/28/2010

30

0

3

To alleviate constipation we used 1 tbsp light caro syrup to 2 oz of water 1-2 times daily, worked like a charm.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

15 Comments

View replies by

Kate - posted on 04/01/2010

3

12

1

how are u and your baby now.. did u find out what was wrong.. sounds like dairy to me.. my daughter is the same... hope things have inproved

Jessica - posted on 02/26/2010

1

7

0

TRIPLE PASTE!!!! My daughter went through the same thing (well bad bleeding diaper rashes) and this was the only thing that worked almost instantly!! It is worth every penny spent!

Janis - posted on 02/16/2010

3

17

0

Sarah,
I realize it has been a long time since you added this question. But have you considered that he has an allergy to one of his meds? That was the case with my daughter and we found out on accident after 6 months of misery.

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2010

25

95

0

My dd has this as a symptom of her dairy allergy. It might be worth pulling all dairy for 6-8 weeks to see if it helps. Also try a probiotic. That will help heal his GERD and whatever is causing his stomach issues.

Claire - posted on 01/11/2010

309

39

43

Try the triple paste, it really does work wonders on the worst bottoms. My son has had GERD since he was only a few weeks old. He was also on ranitadine, but it made it worse and the doc couldn't really put him on anything else until he was about 9 months old. Then he went on the children's dissolvable Prevacid tablets, which worked MUCH better. His diaper rashes almost stopped completely, he started sleeping better, and he was happier in general.

For the time being, triple paste and oatmeal baths (as if he had chicken pox) will help some. Use warm cloths for diaper changes instead of wipes, and I would suggest cornstarch for his diaper after his bath to make sure he stays comfortably dry.

Andrea - posted on 11/30/2009

4

0

0

Check with a gastroentologists to see if he may have celiac disease, there may be a nutrional reason why these things are happening. We had that prob with my daughter and we are getting her checked for it. She also had GERD when she was younger. Have you gotten a prescription cream? You may need to see a dermatologist for that. good luck!

[deleted account]

Sounds like what happened to my son and he has Celiac Disease. Try ridding his diet of gluten. Also, get in touch with an allergist if you haven't already. Oh, and my daughter is allergic to citrus and before we knew it whenever she had some it would make her gets the worst diaper rashes from her poop. Once we stopped giving her citrus the disper rash cleared up. For now try putting your son in a warm bath with baking soda, it helps sooth the sore bottom..

[deleted account]

We use Triple Paste. It is expensive and I really hated to pay so much for what seemed like so little, but I did and it worked. We buy the tub of it for home and then keep a tube in the diaper bag. My little guy has had the bleeding bottom issue too and I know how scary it is. A little bit of the paste does go a long way though so that helps with the price shock some :)

Darlajean - posted on 08/09/2009

203

42

25

www.saddleup4healthylife.com It help all my childern and me. Read everything on the web-site and listern to the Video. Dr. William Sears, MD FRCP is wonderful Pediation. Their are so many Doctors that support The Childerns Research Foundation, it Blessed us. Darlajean

[deleted account]

I'm not sure if you've tried it but there's an awsome website called kidswithfoodallergies.com. There is so many members and great advice! I hope you find answers soon for your son and that he gets better quickly. Good luck!

Susan - posted on 07/21/2009

26

19

7

Try removing wheat from his diet if you haven't already. It may work wonders for his belly. I have no other useful advice. I hope it helps. :)

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms