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Why is my child experiencing stomach pain after eating?

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My daughter is complaining that her stomach hurts almost every time when she eats after 7pm it's to the point she eats no later than 5pm and goes to bed hungry this is a on going problem with her I have been to her pediatrician but he states that it's normal if it's not localize pain around her belly button thanks
Posted Thu, 2 Jan 2014 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi 1 hour later
Brief Answer: HYPERACIDITY Detailed Answer: Hi Dear Welcome to the XXXXXXX There is nothing to do with the timings of 7 pm or 5 pm. Little more history is required from your end in the follow up query to explain the things better, like frequency of stools, nausea, urge to go for toilet immediately after having meals, excess eating habits of junk and spicy food, forcing to take extra meals by parents, particular food she may not liking to eat etc. Please detail in further query. My first suspected diagnosis is hyperacidity witch is quite common now days due to the unusual eating habits of children. She may be tried giving oral PPI like lansoprazole once daily for some weeks. Deworming with single dose of albendazole to be done. Stool routine examination and its culture to be carried out to know any infection like bacterial or amoebiasis, which can be treated accordingly. Hope the query is answered, Please feel free for further clarification. Thanks
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Follow-up: Why is my child experiencing stomach pain after eating? 9 minutes later
I should make appt with ped GI dr ad bring stool sample
Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi 7 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes Pediatric Gastroenterologist consultation. Detailed Answer: Hi, Yes please, you can consult the pediatric gastroentrologist for the exact diagnosis. Stool examination and other relevant investigations required by him will help in reaching to the diagnosis. Thanks
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Follow-up: Why is my child experiencing stomach pain after eating? 1 hour later
Thank you very much happy hoildays
Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi 21 hours later
Brief Answer: Same to you. You are most Welcome Detailed Answer: Same to you. You are most Welcome. Dr Irshad H Naqvi
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