Yes - any child dealing with hitting, aggression, above normal tantrums, bloated belly, diarrhea, constipation, red ears, red cheeks, red under eyes, dark eyes, funky skin stuff, ADD/ADHD, been diagnosed with bipolar, sensory, aspie, -----really anything you should look at those things - priority one - a stool test. It tells what good flora is in the gut, what bad flora is present, bacteria, strep, yeast and more. Another great read is : Children With Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition...........Don't let the word Autism freak you out - these doctors happen to be those who have dealt with the above symptoms in all kinds of children but since Autism is a noted epidemic - well catchy title works for us dealing with the epidemic.
I would suggestion you look at the following: Look at what is being consumed by your child? Most artificial dyes, preservatives, and flavors are made from chemical derived from Petroleum-yep you are eating a form of oil. High Fructose Corn Syrup can last on your tongue for up to 7 days -causing those lovely sweet cravings and desires. HFCS also comes with a serving of mercury, lets say a bonus of the toxic process to make it. Food Allergies and sensitives are huge- gluten is huge and has been modified and "Monsantoed" in ways our bowels can' t handle, milk is the same way. What environmental factors are there (live by a highway, power lines, coal plant, cleaning products - tons of chlorine and fluoride in the water out here)? Family story is very important as well - bowel issues, depression, anxiety, skin conditions, allergies, cancers, thyroid issue, and more all are associated in someway to your immune system -it is not all neuro. 80% of your immune system is in your bowel, so most of the time their are problems with both. Ask yourself "does my child stare off even for 5 seconds, like they are not even aware of the world? (possible absentee seizure) It happens that fast and without a single body movement. What else??
Your prenatal history is important and hindsight so don't guilt yourself about what you didn't know, educate yourself for tomorrow and the future.
Now I am not a doctor, but a very educated mother who has turned researcher and google med student in order to heal my son, since 99% of mainstream still thinks Autism(although we know it was vaccine induced autistic like symptoms) is a freaking checklist of behaviors when in reality you heal the issues in the body and poof the autistic symptoms disappear and the diagnosis is removed.
There is a great doc - Dr. Nomita Pothuluri understands this very well. My husband will be joining her shortly. They understand both sides of medicine - traditional and alternative. Feel free to email me if you have more questions or concerns or just want to talk.