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Child screams randomly, watery stools, painful. Intussusception?

Hi my daughter is 11 months old I recently took her to the doctor because she would just randomly screen in pain the doctor said she was fine but brought up Intussusception now my daughter has stopped screaming as but is having very watery stools that seem to be painful could he be right should I take her in or am I just thinking this because he brought it up
Asked On : Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hello there,
Having this age group in mind, it is always prudent to consider a diagnosis of intussusception in mind especially if the child cries in pain. However it is also accompanied with other features like vomiting and blood in stools. Watery stools per se is not a feature. It would be wise at this stage to get her evaluated if associated symptoms are present and keep this diagnosis in mind.
Take care.
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Pediatrician Dr. Anoop Kumar Diwan's  Response
Intussception is usually accompanied by bloody stools along with severe abdominal pain. For precaution sake, you can get an abdominal ultrasound done and since your child is having watery stools, it might be a case of diahorrea only. Also check for any peri-anal rash which may be causing the child to scream so much. Good luck.
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