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My son has had colonoscopy and endoscopy done with biopsies

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My son has had colonoscopy and endoscopy done with biopsies and all are negative. Yet he struggles daily with stomach pains and frequent daily loose stools. What could be wrong?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello.
IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome.
This is pretty much what is left with a negative set of scopes.
His doctor should also consider small bowel overgrowth, often caused by antibiotic use. A hydrogen breath test can help exclude this.
If stool samples have not been checked for parasites, this should be done as well.
IBS is treated with the correct diet and medications such as bentyl.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The blood, urine, stool and biopsy results have almost eliminated IBS. So I was told . I am frustrated because my 15 year old son should be doing ordinary activities and enjoying his teenage years. Instead he is miserable every single day. What do I do to help him?
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
No test can eliminate IBS. I don't know who told you that.
There is no positive test.
I would get him in touch with a functional medicine doctor.
They are experts in stabilizing the GI tract.
Here is a link where you can find a list.
www.functionalmedicine.org
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