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What Causes Swelling In A Child's Body After Eating?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: I have a 10 yr old daughter that swells up like a balloon when she eats. She sometimes tells me when she is breathing it hurts because she over indulges could this be a more serious medical issue
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs complete evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I understand your concerns but don't worry. The reasons for such swelling can be:
1. Allergic reaction
2. Nephrotic syndrome
3. Hypoproteinemia secondary to malnutrition or liver dysfunction
4. Cardiac disease.

I would recommend you to visit a pediatrician for complete clinical evaluation to come to a diagnosis. Laboratory evaluation of CBC, SGPT, SGOT, S. Albumin, lipid profile, S. Creatinine and BUN, urine routine, chest X Ray and ECG can be of help after clinical evaluation. Meet an allergist to check for allergic reactions.

Continue with medications for ADHD.

Hopefully it will be of help.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Archana Verma (12 hours later)
Thank you ! She has an appt with her pediatrician this week I will get him to set it up
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Take care

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Do not worry. Kindly inform me about the clinical opinion after your visit.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes Swelling In A Child's Body After Eating?

Brief Answer: Needs complete evaluation Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concerns but don't worry. The reasons for such swelling can be: 1. Allergic reaction 2. Nephrotic syndrome 3. Hypoproteinemia secondary to malnutrition or liver dysfunction 4. Cardiac disease. I would recommend you to visit a pediatrician for complete clinical evaluation to come to a diagnosis. Laboratory evaluation of CBC, SGPT, SGOT, S. Albumin, lipid profile, S. Creatinine and BUN, urine routine, chest X Ray and ECG can be of help after clinical evaluation. Meet an allergist to check for allergic reactions. Continue with medications for ADHD. Hopefully it will be of help. Take care