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please help, no diagnosis for a child's case

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 22, 2007
  • 02:42 AM

my 2 year old girl has been suffering from undiagnosed gastrointestinal symtoms for 6 months now. she had difficulty in passing stools (even that they are loose) since she was born. then since six months she started having really bad smelling stools, and i started to observe a cycle in her symptoms. she has loss of appetite at the time she has the bad smelling stools and the stools start to get really pale yellow, then she gets an episode of fever for 2 days (with abdominal cramps), then the stool become black for 2 days (which i suspect to be occult blood)!! this cycle is repeated almost every month, and it only gives her maximum one week of eating well which is very bad for a kid. i've done for her many stool tests and cultures and they show nothing at all. her blood test showed she has aneamea and increased platelets and absolute neutrophilis which all show she's suffering from some infection. the doctors are guiding me nowhere,\and i'm suffering to see her in that pain almost all the time and the weight loss is really killing me. please help with any advice on what can that be

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  • Stools that are pale, or clay- or putty-colored may result from problems in the biliary system (the drainage system of the gallbladder, liver, and pancreas).http://www.healthline.com/images/clear.gif Also known as acholic stools http://www.healthline.com/images/clear.gif Jaundiced (yellow) skin often accompanies clay-colored stools.The liver excretes bile salts into the stool, giving it a normal brown color. Obstruction to the flow of bile out of the liver (you may see the word "cholestasis"), or liver infections like viral hepatitis, may produce clay-colored stools.http://www.healthline.com/images/clear.gif Common CausesPossible causes for clay-colored stool result from problems in the biliary system, and may include:Cancer or benign tumorsStrictures (narrowings)Congenital anatomic problems (present at birth)GallstonesCystsMedicationsSclerosing cholangitisBiliary cirrhosisProtein or infectious infiltrationAlcoholic hepatitisViral hepatitis (A,B, or C)The underlying cause should be investigated.http://www.healthline.com/images/clear.gif
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 23, 2007
    • 11:14 AM
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  • Hi,I want to tell you about meckles diverticulum.My son was 4 & almost died of loss of blood. I kept taking him to the doctor over & over again. Finally a hospital did a bunch of tests & find it but only when it was really bad.The symptoms were hard to pass stools. At the end he got flu like symptoms, blood in the stool. He didn't present anything serious to the dr's so took years for anyone to notice or bother to check.After the surgery, he is fine.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 23, 2007
    • 05:34 PM
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