Hi mom, sorry your son is having these problems. I have a couple of ideas, not sure what makes the most sense.
One thought is that your son may have migraines. It seems that I have read that many kids get migraine-like pain in the belly. There are more nerves in your digestive system than in your head, did you know that? It might be something to consider.www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/abdominal-migraines-children-adults
Another thought is about
his soft and thin stool. Did the tests done on your son's stool include fecal calprotectin? This is an inflammatory marker. This test is not often done in the US. Please ask the DR who ordered the test, or look over the results to see if this test is listed.
Finally, despite your son's soft stool, he could still be "constipated." When DRs use this word they mean more than hard stool. If your son doesn't move his bowels every day or every other day, most DRs will call that constipation even if his stool is soft. This is what happened to me - I would get crampy pain if I had gone a day or two without moving my bowels. Even though my stools are never hard, I have slow motility. I found that using psyllium capsules helps bulk my stool and keep it moving along.
50 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
generic Colazal (
6 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day),
, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (1/2T daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Colonoscopy found no evidence of inflammation on 8/16/1
Post Edited (kazbern) : 4/12/2014 10:19:42 PM (GMT-6)