Hello Sherry , I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.What were the investigations done?Has she bloating, gas, tenderness, constipation / diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting?Any significant past medical illness or surgery?
they did an x-ray and said her intestines were distended and full of air. Was on iv fluids for 2 days. Still cramping severe at times. Hasn' t eaten or drank alot for the past week. Tenderness more on the left side. No vomiting and no past surgery or illness. Very healthy child.Real soft stool like pudding
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They did blood work and said all looked good.But not sure what all they checked for.
Hello Sherry,The blood work like counts and electrolytes may come normal and that indicate that infections, Meckel's diverticulitis and appendicitis are less likely. Key investigations here (which are diagnostic) would be medical imaging like ultrasound and a CT scan or MRI and these should be done as early as possible. Many times an initial blood work may come normal but when it is repeated after 2-3 days may point to some issue.It is privilege assisting you.
Should I insist on a CT or MRI? They treating for IBS but cramping is still there.I'm at a loss and at the mercy of the pediatricians. But my mommy gut says there is something else wrong
MRI would be better and you may discuss it with the doctor. It does not cause radiation exposure and is slightly better medical imaging.