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3 Yr Old Daughter Saying Her Butt Hurts

My 3 year old daughter has been complaining for a good while that her butt hurts.Sometimes it is her female area sometimes it is her actual butt hurting, she is not red and there seems to be no infection. She was recently on antibiotics for her ear and that should have cleared up any infection so i thought. She complained about the problem before she was on the med so it couldnt be that. Before the butt problem started she always complained her belly hurt,toward the bottom part. I dont know what is going on! We have taken her to the doc to get it checked out and they did a rectal exam but came up with nothing wrong.

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My only suggestion would be "strep butt". So sorry I don't have the clinical term. They can do a quick, in-office swab strep test with results back in minutes. My 3-yr old had the same thing and it took me a good week to bring him to the doc for it. Poor kid! Wishing you luck on an answer!

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my 3 year old daughter was doing this for a couple of months also but I realized that her stools were way to big for her tiny body so I started giving her more apple juice and fruits to help soften it up a bit. That could be why she says her belly hurts from it traveling down intestines. God bless

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Urinary Tract Infection? Maybe a bladder infection with the lower stomach hurting. I know they say that they'll have frequent urination, not always true. If you can get her to pee in a cup they can do a simple test for it. Sometimes the symptoms are so miserable that kids can't tell if it's their butts or their female area or their stomachs that "hurt". It usually isn't even an actual pain, just horribly, horribly uncomfortable. It's worth asking the pediatrician.

maybe it's the soap you are using, or when she uses the bathroom she is not wiping her self clean.

My only suggestion would be "strep butt". So sorry I don't have the clinical term. They can do a quick, in-office swab strep test with results back in minutes. My 3-yr old had the same thing and it took me a good week to bring him to the doc for it. Poor kid! Wishing you luck on an answer!

A bowel impaction can cause the same symptoms and may only be detected on an x-ray.

Antibiotics often cause yeast infections in females. You said she was complaining about it before the antibiotics but thought I would mention it anyhow. You never know.

I would think along the constipation line...maybe a small tear from straining and pushing out too solid or too big poo.

As someone else said, a fall on the butt could lead to a bruised tailbone or something like that and that could hurt for quite some time.

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