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Abdominal pain in 4 year old??

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  • Posted By: shannoncp
  • December 21, 2007
  • 05:03 PM

My 4 year old daughter suffers from abdominal pain of unknown origin. It stops her from playing, even wakes her up in the middle of night crying. These "episodes" last from 10-30 minutes each, during which she does not move around and cries. They occur a few times of week, for the last few months. Her eating habits have not changed. She does not have a fever. She does become lethargic at times, napping during the day even though she gave up naps two years ago. I took her to the MD, who did an exam, followed by a flat plate xray of the abdomen and a CBC. The exam was positive for tenderness in her lower abdomen. The CBC was normal, the xray showed stool in her colon. She does have 1-2 good sized stools per day. With no straining. The MD diagnosed her with obstipation. Per MD's advice, I've been giving her Benefiber 2tsp/day. She is still having this pain, though her stools are more frequent at 2-3 per day. Is there anything else I should be worried about? She was never constipated, her stools were always soft. She also did not "hold" her stools. Should I get a second opinion?

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  • This sounds exactly like what i have been going through for the past year and a half. and i am 17yrs. if it is what i am going through, then you need to act quickly. i am undiagnosed at the moment, and i should tell you if it is what i have it will get worse. i have seen 7 different doctors in this past year and none of which can give me an answer. since it is in the abdominal area of your child, you should really take her to a pediatric gastroenterologist. they specify in these sort of things and can be really helpful. best of luck.
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    • December 21, 2007
    • 05:37 PM
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