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My 10 year daughter has abdominal pain ongoing for 2 months now. Her Alk Phos level was slightly elevated. Barium Swallow study was normal. Abdominal ultrasound was normal. All other labs were normal. A similiar incident occurred almost exactly 1 yr ago but was a much shorter duration. At that time, lab work showed her red blood cells were jagged. A repeat of the test showed normal (I am not sure if it's related to this). The pain seems to be worse in the evening. I'm not sure if she is just more focused on it or if it is really worse. She is a gymnast and very active. We have an appointment with a Pediatric GI the end of July, but I am worried because she cries every night. Any ideas on what could be going on?
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Thanks for your question. She should have several tests if the exam does not indicate a cause ofher abomdinal pain:
CBC
ESR
Chem20 (probably had this already given you know her alk phos)
Urinalysis
celiac screen
amylase/lipase

abdominal x ray

a trial of acid blockers may also be in order if this is a simple gastritis.

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