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My son is 6 years old. He has a problem that, his stomach will get bloated after eating and he feels a pain in the upper GI tract
since when is this happening?
usually after each meal
But, he is active
Yes, I understand that, What I meant to ask is since how many days is that happeneing?
from the past 1 year
even right from his birth, his stomach will get bloated after eating. But, from the past 1 year only he is saying a pain
Does he have to go to the bath room soon after eating?
Have you shown him to any pediatrician?
yes. Mostly he feels to go to bath room after eating. But, sometimes that is only a feeling. He will not pass stools .
Yes we have shown him to pediatrician. They said, nothing to worry. It will be okay, once if he grows up
We have taken USG-abdomen and the results are normal
Okay, have they done any tests, and do you give your son any worm medicines?
Yes. De-worming tablets are given every 6 months once
Have you done any blood tests?
took blood tests and everything is normal
Based on your description I feel there is nothing majorly wrong with your child
But the underweight is quite a concern
because by 6 years your child should be somewhere around 20 Kgs
The pain in the tummy also needs to be assessed properly
My suggestion to you is, please consult a gastroenterologist (Preferably a pediatric gastroenterologist) to rule out all possible conditions
ok. Thanks doctor. Can I have a chat with pediatric gastro here?
GERD is possible, but if the pediatrician feels he is fine then it is unlikely but not impossible as the pediatrician might have missed it
I am sorry, specialists are not available for chat
ok doctor. is GERD a serious problem?
If you want to rule out GERD, take your son to a general surgeon to assess the pain abdomen, if it is just GERD, your son will improve with some medicines
GERD is not a very serious condition, it can be treated easily
Gluten intolerance are wheat/lacto intolerance rite?
Gluten is wheat
lactose is milk
He doesn't seems to allergic to wheat/milk
So such things need to be assessed properly
ok doctor. Can you suggest some pediatric gastroentrologist in chennai?
Okay, in that case I want you to keep an account of what kinds of foods he eats and after eating what he develops this bloating and pain
yes. I have a record of that
I am sorry, I live in Bangalore, but you can take him to CMC vellore, or JIPMER Pondicherry
oh ic...k. Thanks a lot doctor for all your answers
These are the types of hospitals where you get doctors who can identify such long standing problems without an apparent reason
You are welcome
thank you for chatting with me
Thanks a lot doctor
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