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My 7 year old daughter has been complaining that her stomach

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My 7 year old daughter has been complaining that her stomach hurts on and off for 3 weeks. At first, she had diarrhea, then she said it was cramping, and last night was the worst yet, she cried so hard and so much and said her stomach felt like it was in knots. She was a little gassy, but no diarrhea. It is mostly consistent at night when she lays down and when she gets up in the morning. We have tried pepto bismal, ibprofen, and tums.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 4 years ago.

PediatricMD :

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PediatricMD :

This is certainly a symptom that concerns me,

PediatricMD :

I would be concerned about infestation with worms like Giardia, since this can cause pain, with mild diarrhea

PediatricMD :

Also sometimes acidity / reflux can lead to night time abdomen pain, that will be worsened by Ibuprofen

PediatricMD :

even stomach infections or inflammation in the gut can cause this problem,

PediatricMD :

and Urinary tract infection is an often missed cause in girls for abdo pain,

Customer:

I tried the Ibprofen in the morning before school, just one time


 

PediatricMD :

Ok

PediatricMD :

Given that 3 weeks have passed, she certainly requires an early pediatric evaluation

Customer:

UTI...she is not having any problem going potty

PediatricMD :

A stool examination, urine examination and further tests as per the examination and reports will help find the cause of her symptoms

PediatricMD :

I understand that there are no symptoms

PediatricMD :

but believe me, we have seen many cases of low grade UTI in girls her age,

PediatricMD :

without these

PediatricMD :

Of course, further tests and examination will confirm the diagnosis

Customer:

should we see a pediatrician or a stomach specialist?

PediatricMD :

I would not be keen on using any OTC medicines without meeting the pediatrician, since 3 weeks have already passed,

PediatricMD :

Pediatrician first

PediatricMD :

referral as needed

Customer:

okay

PediatricMD :

Please remember to accept the answer by pressing the GREEN accept button, do get back for any clarifications

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Experience: MD, practicing Pediatrician with 19 years of experience. Member American Academy of Pediatrics.
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