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11 yr old DS holding himself in.......

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sadnog Wed 08-Jul-09 15:12:13

Hi. My DS is 11, almost 12 and suffers with an itchy bottom, usually after going to the toilet or in the evenings. More recently he has noticed blood on the toilet tissue. This has been happening on and off for the past 6 years or so. At first I was told it was probably worms and so I treated it as such, but it started happening too often to keep being worms. I have taken him to the doctors on several occassions and keep getting fobbed off with creams that don't seem to work or being told "Oh, it's probably worms"!! angry I am wondering if he may have a slight tear.
The problem now is that he has started holding himself in, as he is frightened if he goes to the toilet, the itching will start and he gets very distraught when this happens. He can stop himself going for weeks at a time. Last year he went through a period of soiling his underwear as he just didn't want to go to the toilet. Has anyone got any suggestions, I'm very concerned for him.

Mummy2Scarlet Wed 08-Jul-09 16:09:07

Haematoma? This can cause bleeding and pain/itching?
Hope he gets better!

mumsiebumsie Wed 08-Jul-09 16:20:18

No idea of diagnosis but have you asked to see a specialist? GP's don't always know the answer and can be reluctant to admit it. You definitely need to insist on being referred to a specialist.

ImOverHere Wed 08-Jul-09 16:24:20

Sorry, can't help with what it might be (although could be a tear, which is what I get sometimes and it does cause blood and make you itch). To help him go yu could try lactulose. It makes the stools softer and easier to pass rather then act as a laxative. Another thing that has the same effect is linseeds - 3 teaspoons in yoghurt or on serial should do the trick.

As mumsie said, you really must insist on a referral though. Stamp your feet if you need to.

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