Hi...narrow stools can also be a symptom of IBS and the anus constricting because of stress or a very tight sphincter. But, the fact that your daughter is going many times a day could also be a symptom of IBS. Mucus is also a symptom of IBS.
All of the above could be symptoms of UC or CD that affect the rectum.
Does her bottom hurt during a bm? like she's having the feeling of straining?
I'm not getting why the doctor suggested Maalox. Which one are you giving your daughter?
Check out this site for the ingredients. I would nix any with aluminum or mannitol or other ingredients that will cause her more discomfort.
Actually, I think she should be on fibre supplements to bulk up her stool rather than the Maalox.
If it is CD...you at least know that a colonoscopy or at least a sigmoidoscopy would be needed to see what's going on in there if she isn't improving at all.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 9/23/2007 9:10:52 PM (GMT-6)