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belly ache and crying in 2 year old?

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Strawberryshakes Mon 15-Jun-15 12:50:24

Hi everyone.
For the past two days my dd (3 next month) has been on and off crying saying her tummy hurts.

She cries for about 15 minutes, then suddenly she is fine and normal again. Then an hour later she will randomly start crying again, then is fine and so on.

She is crying about 3 times in the night as well. I am assuming it's a constipation because her poos can be a bit hard. Trying to up her water intake but as she hardly eats anything it can be difficult to get lots of fibre etc.

She was fine at nursery then came home and cried because of her tummy. Then we said we would get the sand pit out she was fine and is currently fine but expecting tears anytime soon!

Could it be anything more serious? When she is happy and normal you can touch and tickle her belly fine.

Thing is I am a hypochondriac so the worry that a simple belly ache is something more sinister is overwhelming me. However I have worked so hard to ensure that I do not project my hypochondria onto dd I'm worried that I may be to lax.

Any ideas?

ISpidersmanYouMeanPirate Mon 15-Jun-15 12:52:45

Are you sure it's her tummy? At the same age I said I had tummy ache and it turned out to be my ears...but I just thought that tummy ache was the catch all term for pain.

In a similar vein, my DS always rubs his head when he hurts himself...no matter where it hurts!

Strawberryshakes Mon 15-Jun-15 12:59:40

Nope I'm not sure at all! If I ask her if she hurts anywhere she says yeah my tummy so ill be honest I'm only going on that lol.

Right now she is fine but I know soon she will just burst out crying and I'm at a loss.

Strawberryshakes Mon 15-Jun-15 14:47:54

Now it's inconsolable crying again. She won't eat and she starts crying when we go to take her jacket off things like that. Then she's snapping back to normal playingm Just feel a bit helpless.

samalulu Tue 16-Jun-15 00:29:49

Just taken my dd to the doctors for tummy ache and she has a UTI. May be worth seeing your GP good luck.

Strawberryshakes Tue 16-Jun-15 06:21:31

Well i noticed she has been drooling a lot so I checked her mouth and she had a blood red rash on the roof of her mouth, white coated tongue.

Taken her to the doctors she has been given nystatin and asked to bring a urine sample in because she has a temp.

She has been utterly inconsolable since then (5pm yesterday) with the except of a few ten minute breaks and 4 hours sleep since 4.30am yesterday). I mean she is just crying and crying and crying. Been giving her cslpol as often as I can but doesn't seem to be doing anything.

She can't eat and everytime she drinks she screams so getting fluid down her is a nightmare. She hasn't had a proper wee since 2pm yesterday unless she's done one in her pull up overnight but that doesn't help me get a sample.

We're knackered I've never seen her so upset in her 3 years ever. Feel like crying myself.

confusedandemployed Tue 16-Jun-15 06:25:43

Bless her. It does sound like a uti. Hopefully she'll be on the mend soon flowers

Strawberryshakes Tue 16-Jun-15 12:40:33

She did one wee which missed the sample pot and now she probably won't do another one til tomorrow now as she is refusing all food and drink. Still roaring constantly. Wish I could help her. sad

hartmel Wed 17-Jun-15 04:07:25

Regarding getting a sample.. I had the same problem getting sample from my son so the lab gave me a urine bag that has tape on it.

Might ask your doctor or where you have to bring the sample for a urine bag.. It is way easier and easy to catch grin

Hope your dd is getting better quick

buildmeabuttercup Wed 17-Jun-15 11:43:24

I gave up on the urine sample. I took her back as she was clearly in pain and was told she has a nasty mouth infection, and was given an anesthetic mouth spray which has helped her drink. She is still crying a little bit but nowhere near as much, she's been playing with toys and has had a conversation which is much more than yesterday smile hopefully she will be recovered before her nursery trip next week!

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