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Stomach ache in child, constipation, flaky & floating stool. What can be this?

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I have a 6 year old girl who has complained of stomache pains for 2 years,i have gone back and forth to paeds,doctors,surgeons,no one has pin pointed what her problem is. Constipation Diaorrhea light floaty flaky stools can u help me?
Posted Sat, 21 Apr 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 9 hours later

Thanks for posting the query.

You have provided with good information. But, I would like to know some more information which will help me in suggesting you better. So, do not mind in replying to below questions.

1. Is she loosing weight?
2. Is her apetite poor or normal?
3. Is she actice and playful throughout?
4. Does the stool have offensive odour and is it excessively sticky?
5. Has she passed black tarry stools any time or bled while passing stools?
6. Is she taking any herbal or traditional medications?
7. Has she been jaundiced?
8. Are there any specific food items which cause/trigger problems?
9. Is there any specific time of the day when she experiences abdominal pain?
10. Was she born with normal birthweight at full gestation?
11. Did she have feeding problems since birth or any time thereafter?
12. Are all the other systems normal?

Awaiting your reply.

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