Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Rosa | 2011-01-20


Stomach Cramps

Hi, my son will be 4 in May, for the last 2 weeks he has been compalining of stomach aches, not every day - this cramps is not associated with fever, he has a good appetite, drinking fluids everything seems normal except for the cramps. I have however noticed that when he goes to the loo and passes stools it is almost as if he doesn''t finish his business, he will go to the loo now pass n stool and half an hour later go back to loo. Another Thing he refuses to go to the loo at school, he will only go for a wee but not a number 2, and we have got no idea why, he will rather wait untill he gets home. I also read up about stomach cramps and believe that even stress can cause cramps at his age, this is worrying as a child of his age shoudn''t even know what the word stress mean.

Dr, what do you reccommend I do?
Thanking you for always giving good advice.


Expert's Reply



Has your son recently started school as his complaints seem to be related to going back or to starting at this school? He appears to be causing himself to be constipated as a result of not wanting to use the toilet at school.You will have to train him to go to the toilet at home early in the morning before he goes to school so that he only has to use the school toilet to pass urine.Find out if there is any problem at school such as a child that is bullying him or some other problem that is worrying him.

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Posted by: Monique de klerk | 2011-01-21

My son is going for 7weeks, I''ve breast fed him for two weeks but then I had to return to the hospital with septisemia caused by my c-section, while i was re-admitted my mom used infacare and i decided not to breast feed again so he''s still using infacare...problem is that he drinks alot he drinks 5-6 bottles of 250ml daily and 2 during the night...he was 3.895kg at birth... the problem i have now is that he struggles with tummy cramps, and as soon as he does nr 2 he wants to drink again... I don''t know what to do anymore, I''m still sore and can hardly pick him up my body is tender, so I''m getting so annoyed and if it wasn''t for all the extra hands helping out I would''ve considered baby blues lol I need to know how I can help him with his tummy...he does nr2 atleast 3-4times daily... should i start solids coz this is a puzzle to me....(and it''s my 4th baby, not one of the others had such a problem)
thx Monique

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