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Child has stomach pain, pain when passing stool. Soft and pasty stools. What is wrong?

Hi, my 3 year old daughter complaining of tummy ache, and seems to be in pain when ever she poos. It has only just started a week ago. The poo is pasty looking colour, it s very soft. She crys with pain each time as if she sore but I can t see any kind of sore on her bottom. I smoother it in cream tho to help sooth it for her. Is ther anything I can do to her to help her? What s wrong with her.
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

You have not mentioned the frequency of her stools in a day.
If the frequency is more than normal, it might be a dysentery- bacterial.
In such cases, kids will have fever, loose stools, blood in stools, pain abdomen, pain while passing stools. Treatment will be a good course of antibiotics.

The other possibility is anal fissure. This happens due to long standing constipation. When hard stools pass through the anal canal, they cause abrasions in the mucosa- which is called a fissure and is accompanied by a skin tag which is seen outside. It is a very painful condition.
It has to be treated with stools softeners, local gels for about 3 weeks. Dietary modification with lot of fibers and fluids should be done.

So its better that you have her seen by a Pediatrician and get her treated accordingly.
Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your daughter good health.
Answered: Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response

your daughter may be having infective diarrhoea,give her plenty of fluids.banana.curd.khichdi..and if condition persist take medical advice.
take care.god bless
Answered: Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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