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3 year old with 'bloated' tummy

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mandmsmummy Mon 31-Mar-14 14:12:07

Would you be worried?
Tummy huge since birth. Had a chest/throat infection last week which wiped her out and caused tummy ache. Still complaining of tummy ache and very whingy.
Panicking a bit about what could be going on in her tummy.

Faverolles Mon 31-Mar-14 14:14:40

Have you asked a GP about it?

Infections can sometimes be followed by tummy aches which can be glands in the tummy.
My dn had a huge tummy until she was about 5. She wasn't fat, just had a large tummy, but it was fine, just the way she was.

If you're worried, go and see someone about it.

Purplehonesty Mon 31-Mar-14 14:15:56

We had this with ds. He was so swollen he looked pregnant!
He was tested for gluten intolerance but came back negative.
However I kept him off bread and bananas for a year and now only bananas as they give him a sore tummy and diarrhoea and he is fine.
It just slowly went away as he got s bit older (18mo-2.5)

mandmsmummy Mon 31-Mar-14 14:20:37

Thanks both
Ive mentioned it a few times when we've been for other stuff and Docs not concerned. Had kidney scan a year ago or so and all ok. Shes always had what I call an 'ethiopian' tummy (Sorry) and im hoping the tummy ache she has at the mo is due to her being so poorly last week. She really isnt herself. I tend to think the worst xx

mandmsmummy Mon 31-Mar-14 22:38:17

Been to the doc, couldn't feel anything sinister. Says it's just tail end of a bug. Reckons her tummy is the way she is, short legs, very hippy. X

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