I have asked a few times here now for advice about other issues, and everyone seems very friendly and knowledgeable, so I thought I'd ask again.
DS is 5. 2 weeks ago he had a tummy bug, no sick but he had terrible diarrhoea and felt very sorry for himself. He also pooed himself during this episode, something he hasn't done since he was a toddler.
Since then, every time he needs a poo, hes cried, sometimes hysterically, screaming about how he doesn't want it to be runny and hurt his tummy. He won't believe me when I tell him he's fine, and even after he has been and its normal, he still believes his next one will be runny.
He's also taken to 'checking' himself, at least a couple of times a day, to see if hes pooed himself.
He goes mental any time he feels any sensation in his tummy, because he believes it will lead to diarrhoea.
How can I help my boy? Reassurance alone doesn't appear to be working.