Note: SFTAH transferred this from old data base when site was updated, thus date and name lost, all dates 2006 & 2007 changed during changeover to odd dates.i am new to this site and would just like to ask anyone with an autistic child if their child had problems with their stool(pooh) when they were in nappies? i ask this as at this because my son produced round malteser looking stool. it had red veins running through it, i thought it was blood. OF COURSE I PANICKED,took him to the doctor who did not have a clue. eventually i took him to the hospital for tests, we had to stay overnight. they failed to diagnose anything and seemed baffled as they could see the red threads for themselves. it was years later (my son is seven now)that i discovered that there was alink to bowel problems and children with autism. could anyone tell me if bowel problems can be identifed before the MMR is given?
I’m aware that there is a link between bowel trouble and autism but am unsure as to whether or not health professionals will use bowel trouble as an early sign of dianosis for autism or if they believe that it’s just a typical thing for little kids building up their immune system. I’ve been there and done that! It’s frustrating that not a single ‘expert’ will commit to anything when it relates to autism. There’s a book called George and Sam by Charlotte Moore which will be well worth your while to read. The author has two boys with autism and she noted that they had bowel problems and still do. Unfortunately doctors don’t take much notice as to whether or not a child seems to have bowel difficulties before said child is innoculated.