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Small children, yellow tint on skin, headache, stomach pain, tiredness. Causes for symptoms?

my 2 yr old sometimes has a yellowish tent to his skin, i mainly notice it in the mornings on his legs and stomach . What is it? Should i be concerned? He acts normal and isnt on any medications . And my 5 yr old has been complaining almost daily about a headache , stomache and being tired for a couple monthes now, what could be causing this??
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM
You have mentioned that your 2 year old has yellowish discoloration on the body.
I advice you to get blood examination done especially hemoglobin and bilirubin. The yellowish discoloration could be due to jaundice.

And you have mentioned that your 5 year old child is having headache, stomach ache and tiredness.
These symptoms could be because of anemia i.e. decrease in hemoglobin.
Along with blood examination, you need to get stool examination done for ova and cysts.
Ova and cyst are present in cases with parasitic infection of gatro-intestinal tract.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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