Hi Lisa, thank you so much for the reply
We saw the doc today. He doesn't want to do any more invasive tests until a stool sample has been analyzed. We discussed the regular tummy pains, always lower left quadrant, his diet (that of a picky eater), and also his tendency to "eat" his blanket, towel fibres, etc. Also talked about his "habit" of sticking his finger in his bum while squatting and playing, which usually leads to stains on the underwear. It doesn't seem like he is itching or irritated (no evidence of this around his anus either), maybe it is a comfort thing ??? who knows with a 3 year old. He will also have "wet farts" leaving a small amount of poop in his underwear typically at least once following a bowel movement.
So, doc ordered: stool analysis, urine analysis, glucose, thyroid, full blood panel, ferriten. I won't hear anything unless anything stands out. He said not to worry unless it starts happening more frequently. Told me he could have scraped his anus while passing a hard stool. I told the doc I knew all about fissures personally
and that he has not complained about passing, and in fact, all his stools are quite soft, nicely formed and do not fit the description of being constipated (doc must LOVE me!).
While I do not want anything to be wrong with my son, I am hoping that something will at least come about to give an indication of why he may be having all these tummy aches (usually occur later after passing stool). Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your story with me, I am glad things have settled somewhat for you as you have gotten older. I cannot imagine going through all those tests at such a young age! I had to have a barium enema once and i thought the prep would kill me! I can't imagine doing it over and over again...