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Monday, 14 November 2011

Doctor Poo

I got a letter today from the man we call the Poo Doctor. Really he is a Consultant Paediatrician in the area of gastroenterology. We went to see him in September because B has persistent loose stools and it's proving difficult to toilet train him.  The results of the poo sample (that was fun collecting that I can ensure you - not) indicated a normal haemoglobin but a slightly low serum ferritin. Plasma, lactate and uric acid were normal. Eosinophil count was very mildly elevated but there was no history available of any allergic diathesis or food allergy. Elastase was normal. And not sufficient to test for reducing substances.

Suggested iron supplements and recheck full blood count and ferritin after three months. And fresh sample of stool (fantastic!) to be sent to look for reducing substances. And no routine follow up.

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