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Fatigued, stomach cramps. Strep, flu and blood tests negative. What is wrong?

My 6 year old boy has been very fatigued and complaining of stomach pain. He has had no fever, vomiting, or rashes of any kind. He has an appetite . We took him to the doctor and they swabbed for flu , strep , and took blood. All tests were negative. He also had a Cat scan for the bellly to check for internal bleeding and/or swollen glands- again negative. Any thing else we should test for?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Abdominal pain is very nonspecific symptom. It can be caused by organic diseases or by functional diseases. In his case it is obvious functional disorder because diagnostic tests that you have mentioned would rule out any organic disorder. At this age pain can be caused by food allergies, IBD or psychogenic. Also any infection of respiratory or urinary tract can lead to abdominal pain.
I suggest to wait and see are symptoms gonna persist and getting worse. If yes then complete gastroent. workup needs to be done. Wish you good health
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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