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Dark stools with lower abdominal pain in child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my kid is 5yrs old and she is complaining pain in lower stomach and passin black colot motion in 4 to 5 times a day but in less quantity by keeping pressure while passing stool. Please help me advice on this. I consulted doctor he gave some antibiotic but 3 days passed very less difference is there
Doctor :   HELLO
User :   can you please help me advice on my daughter's problem
Doctor :   is she having any fever ?
User :   yes initially she had high fever and little cold like her nose is usually blocked, with body pains we suspected Viral fever but soon after treating fever she started crying for lower stomach pain
Doctor :   were any tests done ?
User :   now fever is not there sometimes I feel she is hot but it is controlled,
User :   no tests are done
User :   presently I am giving her some antibiotic medicines but still motion color is black and after eating any food she is saying she is getting stomach pain and going and sitting in tiolet
Doctor :   since how many days now this is going on >?
User :   since 6 days
Doctor :   ok now you really need to get a stool test done
Doctor :   its important
User :   ok is there anything to be worried I am just worried for he
Doctor :   i can understand your concern
Doctor :   but the fact does remains is that we first need to find out whats causing it
Doctor :   so that the right course of treatment can be given
Doctor :   dont worry once the stool tests are in we will be able to pinpoint the exact cause
User :   ok I will do that, the previous doctor said she is having some kind of infection in stomach may be due to worng food
Doctor :   it can be but since the stools are black in color its better to get them examined
User :   ok I will get that done, thanks for advicing me anything else I have to take care
Doctor :   just make sure she is drinking plenty of fluids
Doctor :   thats all
Doctor :   dont worry she will be fine
Doctor :   your most welcome
User :   ok thank you so much.
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good bye
User :   bye
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