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Was an upper GI endoscopy done?
Was an ultrasound or any other investigation done?
Has she bloating, nausea, or any urinary problem?
Is there any tenderness?
How severe is the pain on the scale of 0-10?
Yes upper GI endoscopy was done. No ultrasound. She had Xray of stomach and no blockage. Nausea yes, not bloating or urinary problems. Yes sore to the touch. Severity of pain is 9. She has not felt good for about 6 weeks. She has missed alot of school. She has not been able to eat much over the last 4 weeks. When they did the endoscopy something was cleared in the throat and she was able to swallow. In our investigation we found out yesterday she has a wheat allergy. Has not had any today but while we were trying to figure out what was wrong we were feeding her alot of toast and that kind of things. Also has a slight milk allergy and she was drinking a lot of milk based things to get protein and calaries.
An allergy is a possibility. But usually the allergies do not cause so severe intensity of pain. Allergies usually present with diarrhea than the constipation. So an ultrasound and a CT scan would be the necessary investigation. Appendicitis being one of the common condition, this should be ruled out. Gall bladder problem also will be ruled out by these investigations which are also common. Asking your physician for these work up would be prudent. Seeking an opinion of pediatric gastroenterologist also can be considered.
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