Diarrhea, whats the norm?

Rebecca - posted on 11/28/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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MY two year old has had diarrhea since she was about a year old. We tried removing milk, and adding soy and almond milk. Diarrhea continued. She has had multiple bouts of vominting for a week at a time. I have been to three different doctors and all say she eats too much fruit. I do not accept that! Now today we went to the dr. and at 18 months she was in the 75th percentile for weight, today she is now below the 10th percentile. Why is no one but me extremely worried about this!~ I am desperate for help. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Rosalia - posted on 12/04/2012

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The only advice i can give you is to go to a Gastroenterologist.. Stomach doctor.. they might know what you child has better than a pediatrician.. hopefully it works

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Dawn - posted on 12/11/2012

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Also, I think it's very odd that your doctor is not concerned...you should find a new pediatrician in my opinion.

Dawn - posted on 12/11/2012

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Hi, you should be concerned and have her seen by a gastro-intestinal specialist. We are in the same boat although my sons pediatrician has been mildly concerned all along. He too has had significant diarrhea since one year (7-8 BM/day), he's now 22months. He too eats tons of fruit but I would never accept that answer either if it had been given to me. He has always been small, 7th percent for weight, it's cncerning that her weight has dropped off the curve like that. That isn't good. Mucus in the stool isn't good either. Definitely see a specialist, they can run quite a few non-invasive tests for some clues to what ishappening. My son seems to have a milk protein intolerance and drinks almond milk.....no soy..."if they can't tolerate milk they often can't tolerate soy either. This strict diet seemed to help decrease the number of BM's but not the consistency, , but when we were told to give him a daily probiotic (probiotic yums...made for kids) it has really helped! He finally has a more formed poop! You need to be strict on the no dairy (no whey, casein...nothing at all even made with milk!!) for several weeks at least before you would see a difference. It is probably something similar, but to be sure, you should have some testing. There are other ings that are more serious that you do not want to waste time on not treating.

Stacy - posted on 11/30/2012

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Umm yeah! I am with you, and it does sound worrying to hear that. For one she is having diarrhea, that is not a normal thing to begin with. Another toddlers eat like birds and most are picky and only eat very few things from few food groups.. And she is losing weight!!!



Idk about your dr. but this isnt something to just look over, something needs to change so she can keep her nutrients and stay healthy. I suggest taking her to different doctors even a specialist if you have to like a gastroenterologist they would prob. know more that a family dr.



btw my son actually has the stomach bug and is having diarrhea and i called my dr for advice, and they said that any dairy products can make diarrhea worse, maybe trying to eliminate dairy to see if it helps

Rebecca - posted on 11/30/2012

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At first i thought that it was just normal poop. But every diaper it would get worse and worse. Hers is like stomach bug diarrhea. No substance to it. Just mucusy brown liquid. And the older she gets the more she can tell me that her tummy hurts. We've have tried everything as far as elimintaing food from her diet. Switching from milk to lactaid to almond milk to soy....nothing has changed her stool. And with this recent dr visit her dramatic drop in weight and height has me very worried paired with the diarrhea it just feels like her body isn't absorbing nutrients. But like i said the doctors just tell me she eats too much fruit. THey aren't listening to me when i tell them i take her off and she still has diarrhea. I just don't know what to do. I don't want to wait longer in the case that she has something seriuously wrong and it goes un diagnosed and there is no way to fix it. It really seems that bad to me. I just have a gut feeling that it's not just fruit! I'm just a paranoid mom to the drs. I guess we will have to find another dr to drag her to.

Sarah - posted on 11/29/2012

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What is diarrhea? Poop doesn't always get solid for a while. My son is 2 1/2 and he is just starting to have solid poop. When I started him on regular milk he had bad diarrhea, so I switched him to lactaid, he still had non solid poop but it was no longer diarrhea like.



Don't know if that helps but that's my experience with it.

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