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My 8 year old daughter has been belching horribly weeks and

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My 8 year old daughter has been belching horribly for 6 weeks and as awful tummy pains for 4 weeks and gets painful tum spasms where she feels sick but not sick and constipated she is crying all the time there is no break frm the pain (pain is round belly button area) all blood tests and urine tests are clear and no food allergies..xray showed build up of gas but don't know wot is causing it pls help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer,

Thanks for your question.

Basically with these symptoms and having done the investigations, the next step would be to consult a gastroenterologist and have a colonoscopy done, along with a biopsy if indicated. Based on the colonoscopy and biopsy findings an accurate diagnosis may then be given along with specific treatment which will relieve her symptoms.

Take care.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


In standard medicine we would not do a colonoscopy next on this child.

We would do a proper scan [CT] of the belly.

It is not clear this is colon.

And infact, intussuception and other problems need to be ruled out.

A scan would examine the entire bowel, not just the colon.

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