Hi Jen -
The fact is, if they develop it, you deal with it. I've been there.
But you know, when we decide to have kids, we make the decision to have them despite the many diseases they might be born with or come down with, the life-threatening things they might do as teenagers (I say that, but luckily neither of my boys is that much of a dare-devil or, knock on wood, has risked their lives with substances...)
It's a relatively low percentage chance that they'll develop it, and if they do, they'll have the advantage of a good coach in you!
I remember once when my older one was about
5 and wasn't acting quite right... I hovered over him and asked, "Does your head hurt....? Do one of your ears hurt....? Is your stomach bothering you.....?!!!! Is ANYTHING bothering you!!!???????"
He looked at me and said, "Yes, YOU are!" LOL
Kids have all kinds of digestive irregularities. Maybe your daughter has a sensitivity to some food, or..... is she overly sensitive to your situation.....?
I hope it's nothing. But you can always explain it all and ask her doctor for advice, have a plan for at which point you'd do testing, etc.
Age 54. Diagnosed UP 1983, Azulphidine
Diagnosed UC 1986 Prednisone almost 2 years
Asacol - 16 pills/day, cortenemas, Rowasa
Metamucil - 2 doses/day since '86, and psyllium seed powder
VSL#3DS, Multivitamin, Calcium and D, Flax Seed Oil
homemade yogurt each day
Ryzolt for arthritis pain
Son, 16, dx pancolitis 2007, in remission