Re: Tummy Pains
I know its frustrating trying to figure out what might be wrong. It sounds like it might be constipation, but they can also do an Xray of her tummy to see if its full of poop, which could cause you to feel like vomiting, cause bloatedness and stomach pain. It sounds like your doctor is trying to start out gentle, but if she has severe constipation, she might need other things to get her started. Usually its been going on for awhile. Another sign of constipation is she could have runny poop, which seems the opposite of constipation, but actually if there is a blockage in the intestine, then some of the poop can actually still go around the blockage. Kind of like if a big hairball is stuck in a sink drain- water can get around the blockage, but you still have a problem. Fiber is good, but it may not loosen a huge blockage. So, giving lots of fruits and vegies helps her digestive system, but she may need a little help, her pediatrician can prescribe a laxative. And she needs to drink lots of water (no soda or other beverages) or drink prune juice.
If this doesn't solve the problem, it could be a dietary issue, such as wheat(Celiac disease) or dairy. I would go ahead and start taking her off these things, at least two weeks may help, then when her symptoms go away, add one thing back at a time slowly to see if there is a reaction. 9 times out of 10 it's something simple, not usually a horrible disease.