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my daugher is 10 she has been ill for 10 days tummy pain and

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my daugher is 10 she has been ill for 10 days tummy pain and lethargy. Tummy pain on right or left side is exacerbated when walking. She is in and out of bed. If she walk a little way she goes very pale and tired. Blood results normal, glandular fever negative. urine sample negative. I have been to the GP three times it is also not a appendix.
I am very concerned. She is usually a very active happy 10 year old who turns 11 in april.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
It will help if you could provide some further information:
Do you now which blood tests were done?
Has she had any type of imaging test, such as a CT scan?

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
I had asked for some further information and have not heard back.

There are many different conditions that can cause abdominal pain and lethargy. The most common are various forms of infections, most of which are not serious and resolve spontaneously. Serious infections will usually cause an elevated white blood count, although this is not a perfect test.

It is also possible for there to be an inflammatory condition of the intestines or a growth in the abdomen. There can be an acid irritation syndrome, such as gastritis or ulcers. There also can be a functional condition, with altered muscular contractions of the intestines, both increased or decreased.

From the perspective of excluding serious illness, she has already had the bulk of the tests that would be indicated, but the other test that is considered would be a CT scan of the abdomen, which is why I asked the question above. Electively, it also may help to perform an endoscopy to look in the stomach, but this is usually only done for persistent symptoms.

If you need any clarification, please let me know.