Child having painful and bloated tummy. Suggest some effective treatment
Thanks for writing to us.
I can very well understand your concern because it is difficult to see a small child suffering and as a mom you are observing him and feel helpless!
Before I comment on the possibilities, I would like to ask you some questions.
1. Is he growing well and gaining weight normally?
2. What is his dietary pattern? ( does he have preference for any particular food?)
3. Are you able to correlate the pain to any particular food, egg, citrus fruits etc and since how long this is happening?
4. Is he constipated?
5. Has he undergone ultrasound abdomen or any other investigations(blood work)?
Your answers will help me narrow down amongst the following possibilities
Food intolerance especially milk intolerance
Electrolyte disturbances like low potassium in blood
Sub acute obstruction due to bands
I suggest you consult a pediatric gastroenterologist and get him examined and investigated.
Awaiting your reply
Thanks for the details.
The food you are giving is ok.
If the abdomen is so big as you mention but then has no constipation, vomiting, eating fairly well, he may not have any major problem hopefully.
I suggest you go to the pediatric gastro specialist.
He needs an ultrasound first which will rule out any organ enlargement inside.
If ultrasound is normal, next step will be blood tests to rule out electrolyte disturbances like low potassium and liver function tests. If that is also normal, it may be just lax abdominal wall.
Anyway, please let the doctor examine him and confirm.
Wishing your son all the best.
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