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My 4 year old's tummy ache

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 7, 2007
  • 07:57 PM

I hope that someone can help me!! I'm sitting with my hands in my hair. My 4 year old has severy tummy ache from 4pm in the afternoon. This has been going on for 2 weeks now. Went to pediatrician, he did xray and sonar of all organs but couldn't find anything wrong. Prescribed antibiotics for 5 days. Didn't help.. He found blood in her urine but said it was because she was dehydrated b/c she didn't eat or drink anything for a day. He refferred me to ENT specialist, who wants to remove tonsils & adenoids on Wednesday. Tonight when she went to the toilet her urine was pink... I read up some to find out why this would be as she didn't eat anything that could cause it. The answers I got was very scary so I don't quite know how to cope.
If anyone has any idea where I should take her please advise, I live in South Africa and my e-mail is adele@pccure.co.za

PLEASE help!

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  • Obviously something is wrong in her urinary tract. She should delay the tonsillectomy until they figure out why. Has she had a simple abdominal xray? Does she have kidney stones?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 8, 2007
    • 10:59 AM
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  • Why is she going to have a tonsillectomy and adenectomy? These surgeries should not be routinely performed on children anymore, unless there is truly a need. If they are suggesting the surgery to correct her current problems that seems absurd to me. Does she have a history of colds/flu/sinusitis? Please don't do this surgery right now - get another opinion and get another doctor! Please make sure they look more closely at her urine. Blood in urine is NEVER normal. Does she have pain when she urinates? Is her urine flow restricted? Does she complain of any burning? How are her stools? I strongly suggest getting another doctor/pediatrician. Also, if she gets frequent colds, runny noses, sinus infections, etc you really must look into food intolerances causing these problems. Surgery is not neccessarily going to correct this. Please consider finding a naturopath, chiropractor, NAET practitioner who specializes in pediatrics and nutrition - they often are much better to deal with chonic upper respiratory problems in children. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • September 8, 2007
    • 03:28 PM
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