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Child. Dark, sticky, foul smelling bowels, Stomach ache before bm, after c-diff illness. Remedy?

My 3 year old son had c-diff when he was 2. it was very difficult to clear up. Since then he has trouble having a bowel movement. He is potty trained but usually starts his bm in his pants. his bm's only occur every other day and it usually takes all day for him to clean out. they are usually dark sticky gritty and have a very foul smell. he usually complains of a stomach ache before he has a bm. we have tried yogurt and miralax and none of it seems to help
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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thanks for your query at HCM

generally antibiotics are not recommended for loose motions
you should give him extra fluid and ORS ,
monitor his hydration status
if there is any blood or fever or child starts vomit every thing then immediately visit you doctor

get his stool examination done and give him metronidazole after consulting your doctor.

i will be available for your help
wishing you a speedy recovery
take care
Dr. Imran Hussain
Answered: Wed, 29 May 2013
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