Ok, I posted this over in the crohns forum, because I have crohns, but I didn't really get much response, so I was hoping some of you might have something to say.....
My daughter complains of frequent stomach aches. She will wake up in the night crying with these. I have taken her temp. during some of these episodes, and she has had a low grade fever with them. She has had bloodwork, and an upper gi with a small bowel follow thru that was all said to be normal. In Aug. she had a really bad couple of weeks....narrow stools, lots of mucas, pain, and she will go the bathroom up to 4 times a day. At times, she will say that her bottom hurts after she has a bowel movement. Her ped. referred her to a ped. gi at the university of michigan. They scheduled her with a nurse practioner who talked with a ped. gi. after she talked with us, and she thinks that she is constipated and scripted her 17 grams of miralax a day. I don't think she is constipated, but I am willing to give this a shot before we do something more invasive.... A comment that the np made was that she didn't think that my daughter had crohns because she doesn't have diarrhea or blood in her stool!!!!! Seriously?! I don't have either of those either, but I definitely have crohns!!!!!
So, my question is what would cause the mucas and narrow stools?