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dd crying in pain from a sore bottom, it is a bit red. No sign of worms. Would you keep her off school and what could it be?

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twinsetandpearls Sun 19-Oct-08 23:09:58

I thought at first it was piles and she was constipated but she has been doing dinasour size poos. I think she is in pain and is not wanting to poo so it is psychological constipation if that makes sense. She is 7.

She is crying and begging not to go to school which is not like her.

S1ur Sun 19-Oct-08 23:11:48

sounds like anal fissures maybe? no wouldn't keep off school but would work on constipation and get some cream on there.

I wonder if something else is going wrt to school??

twinsetandpearls Sun 19-Oct-08 23:14:26

She is now saying her vagina hurts.

She can't go to the toilet without crying out in pain.

She is very happy at school, I know because she has friends coming round, she witters on about school all day and I spoke to her teacher the other day about how she was settling in.

I don;t allow her to have time off for minor ailments but she seems in real pain.

twinsetandpearls Sun 19-Oct-08 23:16:57

Could it be thrush, she is describing it as burning.

suwoo Sun 19-Oct-08 23:18:06

We rang NHS direct once as DD was screaming with pain in/from her vagina. I am not one for panicking but this was 'different' and I sense that with your post. We sat her in a luke warm bath as they advised and it seemed to pass. Have no other suggestions at all, but wanted to say I know where you're coming from (I think)

herbietea Sun 19-Oct-08 23:19:29

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twinsetandpearls Sun 19-Oct-08 23:22:20

She is saying it hurts more when she does poos and wees. I think she is confused to be honest and tired. But every time she has gone to the loo it has sounded as if she is giving birth - but she is quite dramatic. Having said that she is in pain.

We did the bath earlier and it did relieve it.

S1ur Sun 19-Oct-08 23:26:36

mmm yes maybe thrus or cystitis?

thrush could go further back maybe.....

not sure, possible a trip to gp in morn then?

herbietea Sun 19-Oct-08 23:26:42

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twinsetandpearls Sun 19-Oct-08 23:29:09

She was in bed but was writhing in pain on the bed, we tried sudocream and calpol at bed time at half seven.

herbietea Sun 19-Oct-08 23:33:22

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twinsetandpearls Sun 19-Oct-08 23:35:00

She is lying at the moment legs akimbow with dp fanning her!

herbietea Sun 19-Oct-08 23:37:05

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twinsetandpearls Sun 19-Oct-08 23:38:25

I am laughing, even when in pain she manages to be a complete diva and has dp running around after her.

S1ur Sun 19-Oct-08 23:45:03

oh roffle!!

am nominating for quote of the week.

bamzooki Mon 20-Oct-08 10:35:37

I had a similar situation a couple of years ago with my dd (also a drama queen). In the end i took her to the docs, and got the practice nurse to check her over for thrush type problems, then we gave her lactulose for a while, plus dietary changes, to get past the constipation, and help with the psychological issues with expecting the pain.

It did take a while to disappear completely, there would be good days and bad days, and in retrospect I thnk she had a small anal fissure. So if you go down the same route, keep up the plan for far longer than the symptoms last.

Good luck - and I know it can be hard to keep sympthetic when you know how much they can ham it up, but if it is an anal fissure, it will be very painful.

twinsetandpearls Mon 20-Oct-08 17:22:44

She went to school today and greeted me with "Guess what mum I got the poo out!"
Thanks bamzooko I do think she was genuinely in pain even if she was hamming it up.

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