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8 year old, intense abdominal pain, no fever

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  • Posted By: goldenmom7500
  • November 5, 2009
  • 02:29 AM


My 8 year old daughter has been floored for about 3 weeks now with abdominal pain, apparently directly above her belly button with lesser pain on her right side and back/right. There seems to be constant low level pain, but then she has episodes of very intense "sharp" stabbing pain. When she has these episodes, her body temperature goes up about half a degree (to low 99s) but she hasn't run a fever at any point.

We've been to the doctor 7 times. They've done a kidney ultrasound and a stomach x-ray (kidney ultrasound was fine; stomach x-ray showed areas of build-up, but no general blockage, gave her miralax). They also found moderate microscopic hematuria in her urine, consistently (multiple tests). . She did take an antibiotic for 10 days for a presumed UTI although after the urine was spun in the lab, it was negative for infection, but positive for the moderate hematuria.

The latest is that a third pediatrician in the practice noted that her umbilical hernia never closed ... this is the exact spot of her pain, but he doesn't think this explains her pain. He thinks she is having abdominal spasms.

She's going to a surgeon for the hernia just because it should be closed up and a nephrologist for the hematuria (in 2 months). She's doubled over in pain at this moment. I have no idea what to do next.

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