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Constipation/diarrhoea (possibly due to CP)

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minipie Tue 09-Aug-16 21:50:01

DD is nearly 4 and recently has been having issues with constipation and diarrhoea (sp?)

Basically she doesn't poo for a day or two and then when she does, there is a hard poo followed by a very liquid poo - presumably it's liquid as been backed up behind the hard poo. Sorry for TMI. The liquid follow up poo has caused her to soil pants a few times recently - she doesn't get to the loo fast enough - and also poo in her night time nappy.

She has very mild cerebral palsy with weak core muscles and has always been on the slow end in pooing terms but it was generally fine while she was in nappies or on the potty - maybe because of the squat position? This issue has really started since we changed to using the loo.

Just wondered if anyone has any suggestions other than going back to the potty (she really doesn't want to)? She eats plenty of fruit and veg and drinks water already. Thank you.

minipie Thu 11-Aug-16 11:06:50

Bump? She woke up last night complaining of tummy pain and with horrid smelly wind sad

mumsnit Fri 12-Aug-16 22:48:22

Poor DD - sounds uncomfortable for her sad

My DD (mild CP, weak core muscles etc) hasn't had this issue but has had other continence problems. We were referred to a continence nurse who was really helpful. Could you ask your GP or paed if this would be an option in your area?

minipie Fri 12-Aug-16 23:27:10

Thanks mumsnit. Sounds like a good plan, I didn't know there were continence nurses! I will ask her paed team if they have one or could refer us, thank you.

mumsnit Sat 13-Aug-16 21:59:27

How's she doing today? Good luck with a referral - fingers crossed you can get some specialist advice.

minipie Sun 14-Aug-16 12:10:22

Ah thanks for asking. We have got her to go on the potty (TV bribery!) and it seems to be working so will go with that for now. If that stops working will ask about continence nurse. Thanks again

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