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Stomach pain, nausea, mesenteric lymphadenitis, full feeling, burning in stomach

My 8 year old has been complaining of stomach pain and nausea in the middle of the night off and on for the past three werks. A trip to the ER resulted in an ultrasound with a diagnosis of mesentric lymphadenitis. She is still in a lot of pain and says her belly burns, feels full, nausea after eating and drinking. Should we be concerned there is more going on than inflamed lymph nodes?
Asked On : Thu, 10 May 2012
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Feb 2016
Hi. as the child is 8 years old , mesenteric lymphadenitis is a known diagnosis. There may be focus i the mouth or throat like tonsillitis and/or adenoiditis. I hope the appendix, liver and spleen are normal. Other sites of lymph nodes like the axillae, inguinal( groin), neck should be seen. Go for x-ray chest. Continue with the treatment. You have to undergo another review ultrasound after 3 weeks of treatment to see lymph nodes have reduced and the child is getting better. If not - better to go for laparoscopy and lymph node biopsy.
Answered: Sat, 28 Dec 2013
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