Posted: 11/08/2010 at 16:19
Does anyone have any experience of toddler diarrhoea?
My DD is 3 and has had runny poo's for 5 weeks now (perfectly happy other than this) and we have been to dr's twice, the 1st time was a wasted visit and when she did not improve I took her again, the dr was helpful and she had to do a sample to be tested for bugs but it was clear. The dr also asked me to get the hv to keep a check on DD 's weight and height, I am unable to take her to the clinics as she is at nursery on the days it runs so I contacted the hv and after moaning that the dr could have done it she came out armed with baby scales and height chart that was too short, I then asked her if she would check again in 4/5 weeks and she told me to find some scales and check it that way or get the dr to!
There is still no improvement and some days she is going up to 10 times which has put a hault to potty training just as she got the hang of it arrgh!
The dr said if the test came back clear it was probably toddler diarrhoea which is unexplained and can go on for months, I am not happy with this answer and feel that they should maybe look into it further as she was lactose intollerant as a baby and the dietician did say she had a slightly higher chance of having other food allergies.
I have another appointment booked but wondered if I am over reacting?
Sorry for the ramble just hoping for someone who has been through this to guide me.