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poo question!

(25 Posts)
spod Sat 19-Feb-05 22:12:28

why are pale stools a bad sign? and how long before I should be concerned.... dd has had this for about 2 weeks

clementine Sat 19-Feb-05 22:13:58

isn't it a sign of dehydration?

HunkerMunker Sat 19-Feb-05 22:14:14

Think this gives some of the reasons (a quick google, I haven't favourite-placed this site...!), but I'm quite sure there are other reasons that are totally unharmless. How is she in herself?

Gobbledigook Sat 19-Feb-05 22:14:26

Low in iron I think.

clementine Sat 19-Feb-05 22:15:37

I stand corrected.

spod Sat 19-Feb-05 22:17:12

dd is actually not a happy bunny... she only 16 months, and has suffered really awful trapped wind since 8 months... very painful. We think its made worse by gluten, but this cantbe the only problem as lately she is bad again although being gluten free... pleading with doctors to help us sort it out.

foxinsocks Sat 19-Feb-05 22:18:42

I can't believe they haven't sorted this all out yet. Poor you and her.

lucy5 Sat 19-Feb-05 22:20:35

Are you still breastfeeding, it could be something you are eating. My friends ds had similar problems and when she cut things out of her diet it calmed down.

spod Sat 19-Feb-05 22:23:30

yes i am still breastfeeding, I am gluten free too. am very careful what i what because it does affect her. Foxinsocks... tell me about it... my head is sore from banging it against the wall

spod Sat 19-Feb-05 22:26:24

thats should read 'what i eat'!!

Also... is this normal... if i sit near my dd's cot at night (not that near either) i can here her stomach churing away, and if i put my hand on her tummy i can feel the bubbles, it feels quite violent.

lucy5 Sat 19-Feb-05 22:31:27

Poor little thing, I dont have any advice, just empathy its awful when your kids arent well. If your head can take it, keep banging away, someone will listen eventually, probably a locum.

spod Sat 19-Feb-05 22:33:23

we've had 2 appointments with a peadiatrician, the best they seem to manage is prescribe gaviscon, which of course isnt working.... dd gets so bloated that she looks like a famine victim... I'm not exagerating, this cant be normal.

spod Sat 19-Feb-05 22:54:14

bump, need your opinions

lockets Sat 19-Feb-05 22:55:37

Message withdrawn

spod Sat 19-Feb-05 22:57:18

sometimes, yes. definately in pain at night when she has wind, and during the day when she has wind, as she screams. on bad nights she screams for up to 4 hours.

vict17 Sat 19-Feb-05 22:57:59

My ds had very pale poos last week - a stomach bug was going round nursery and he would only have milk and petit filous - so I think it was the lack of real food that made them pale. they are back to normal now

spod Sat 19-Feb-05 22:59:50

dds are often pale though

lockets Sat 19-Feb-05 23:00:26

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vict17 Sat 19-Feb-05 23:00:34

could you ask to be referred to a specialist?

spod Sat 19-Feb-05 23:02:14

what sort of specialist?

vict17 Sat 19-Feb-05 23:02:59

sorry, I'm not sure, but your gp or paeditrican should be able to help?

spod Sat 19-Feb-05 23:04:45

they havent helped yet! first went to GP with my concerns 7 months ago. pead seems to think its ok to send me off with some gaviscon and a followup appointment for 12 weeks time!

vict17 Sat 19-Feb-05 23:05:33

poor you I would have thought they would ask for a sample if they were seriously concerned.

spod Sat 19-Feb-05 23:07:17

they did do a sample, (not that they have communicated thresults to me, am assuming normal!) as they did blood tests.. but all this was during a 'less bad' phase iykwim.

bobbybob Sat 19-Feb-05 23:56:01

Pale stools is a sign of not absorbing fat correctly.

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