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autism and diahrea mommommommyma 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Armenia 1116 posts
12th Mar '13

Is there a link between the two?? Does your autistic child have diahrea a lot? My oldest was diagnosed with pddnos and he always has diahrea. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with he puts everything and when I say everything I mean everything in his mouth, but Damn it is just a non stop thing! The school keeps sending him home to the point out of a full week he maybe goes 2 days, and then they wanna tell me I have to go to court because he is now considered truant! I just don't know what to do!! Any advice ladies?? I took him to.the doctor and.he said his autism causes him to have stomach issues, and just left it at that

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10163 posts
12th Mar '13

I don't know for a fact, but I have heard from several sources that autism and digestion issues can be related.

rpgmomma8404 1 child; St Ann, Missouri 7591 posts
14th Mar '13

Mine has chronic constipation. He has to take miralax and that's been causing him to have diarrhea even though the doctor said it was normal until things adjusted back to normal. He hasn't had a soild poop since feb 27th. I am not even sure what to do at this point.

Lady in the Garden Japan 147 posts
15th Mar '13

My child with ASD appears to be in some pain in his stomach, perhaps acid reflux. He cannot tell me if he is or isn't though, and his poop is normal and regular. As an infant, he spit up until 6 months old, fully throwing up his breast milk everywhere, but since he was in the 99th percentile anyway, the doctors were not concerned. I do wonder if it was related to what could be some acid reflux now.