View Full Version : My 3 yr old have IC???
04-19-2005, 03:57 AM
I am very concerned about my three year old. She's been complaining that her bottom hurts everyday for the past two weeks (and sporadically during the past 3 months). She's had two urinalysis and both have been clear. She doesn't have frequent urination and only wakes once during the night to use the bathroom, if that often. I don't know if there's a problem or if this is her way of manipulating me so she won't have to go to preschool. She doesn't complain about it there, but does touch herself during naptime, which may contribute to the irritation or the irritation may cause her to do that??? On observation nothing looks suspicious. Her doctors have adviced to clean more thoroughly, avoid bubble baths (which she never has had), and to make sure is wiping correctly and completely.
Are there any other signs I should look for. Maybe modify her diet and see what happens. Thanks for being there. I certainly don't want her to suffer has I have.
04-19-2005, 07:32 AM
Sorry to her about your daughter poor baby.
I would keep a eye on it maybe keep a journal log of her symptoms try the diet and see if it helps. I hope shes feeling better.
04-19-2005, 07:42 AM
I touched myself as a child having IC. I had a feeling there that felt a bit better if I held it. I don't know what the norms are for a 3 year old. For adults waking to go during the night even once if it is all the time can mean IC.
If you don't notice her frequency high...do you notice it ever being a struggle to go? Does it take time to get a flow going?? Does she complain about the pain more in the morning? Night? After a very physically active day???
At some point if you still suspect IC messuring and charting how much she drinks and how much urine she has is a good idea.
I think it is a good idea to modify her diet and give that a try. WEre her urine annalysises cultured? I would make sure each one is!
http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/ this is an essential link for everyone with IC. It is very informative on meds, living with IC, and self help....take a look!!!
http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?p=90935#post90935 Newbie kit from the oldies to the newbies
http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7562 this link is a pain managment post.
The second page has 4 attachments...the last one is a list of ideas for IC pain.....take a look if pain is problem for you. I recommend looking at the list....many of the ideas are very safe and easy to try.
I am so very sorry you are suspecting IC in your daughter....:grouphug::kiss:
It is very normal from my many years of experince of watching kids that kids will do that when they nap.
I was going to suggest that maybe trying a real mild washing detergent and all cotton, white underwear might help if she is being irritated by something.
Chances are good that this is not IC and probably something else.
04-19-2005, 08:17 AM
There are some of us here that got I.C. at a young age ( I was 6 ) hopefully it is something else, but the keeping of a journal is an excellent idea.
Could it be a yeast infection???
04-20-2005, 02:05 PM
Let us know what you found out.......I have a three year old too and it's always in the back of my mind....and he has never given me a reason to think IC.
Take care....... :grouphug:
04-20-2005, 05:09 PM
It's not unusual for little girls to have a little irritation --- I do think it would be a good idea to discuss your concern with her pediatrician.
04-28-2005, 01:55 AM
I agree talk to the R, but also little kids have dirty fingers and if she is touching hersef some which kids do. She may be irritated from thast alone, bubble baths are the worst for little girls, the pediatrician I worked for would get furious when samples of Mr bubble would show up and the office and demanded we get rid of them.
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