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Chronic Stomach Pain - 9 year old girl

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  • Posted By: boccaron
  • February 14, 2007
  • 05:52 PM

Hello! I hope and pray that this story will get to someone that recognizes my daughter's symptoms and will be able to tell me what to do for her. For the past three years, my daughter has been having stomach pains daily. She has seen 4 gastro doctors all giving her different DX. Peptic ulcer, IBS, GERD & Constipation, Chronic functional pain and lastly lymphoid nodular hyperplasia.

Her pain is located around her navel area and occasionally her chest. She has had CT scan, lab studies to rule out other causes of pain were ruled out including CBC, urinalysis, CMP, stools for Giardia, ELISA and serology for celiac disease. HIDA scan and gastric empting study. All tests came back OK. She has had two upper GIs and two colonoscopies. 1st GI 10/05 resulted in reflux esophogitis, allergic colitis, and eosinophilic gastroenteritis. and constipation. 2nd GI& colonoscopy done 0806-- Esophagus was normal and lymphoid nodular hyperplasia in the rectosigmoid was found. She was tested for a food allergies and a parasite infection. All these tests came back normal.

Her treatment from 08-05 thru 12-05 went well on Prilosec and was on Miralax for constipation. No pain. Her gastro dr wanted to see how she would perform without the medicine. Took her off of it from 01-05 thru 04-05. Her stomach pains came back in April 05. Put her back on Prilosec and then Nexium with no help. She is currently not on any medications and I'm taking her to the Chiropractor for her constipation problems. Her constipation was under control up until Dec 06. I have her on a natural colon cleanse that does not contain Senna. She is responding well to this, but continues to have stomach pains.

She just started yesterday having 1/2 cup of pineapple to help with the inflammation in her colon. I'm giving her water daily. Her back is adjusted twice a week.

If you have any suggestions, please contact me at boccaron@yahoo.com.

Thank you.

Concerned Mother

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  • Wow, thats rough! I can only suggest that perhaps it could be a yeast of some kind. There are multiple variations, which can cause a multiple of symptoms that don't seem to relate to each other. Try these websites: www.candidasupport.org or www.wholeapproach.com or www.doctorfungus.org. If nothing else, try the mayo clinic if you haven't already done so, www.mayoclinic.comPersonally, I had stomach/gastro problems after returning from the caribbean. Turned out I contracted an amoeba. Doctors had checked for it several times, and found nothing. Then I saw a specialist in travelers disease, Dr. Devon Hale in SLC, Utah. He discovered that unless the stool sample is checked within like 5 hours of being discharged from the body, the amoeba is undetectable.Hope this helps.
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    • February 15, 2007
    • 02:13 AM
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