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Abdominal pain, dizziness, fatigue, nausea 11 year old girl

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My 11 year old daughter has been complaining on and off for 2 years of abdominal pain. Our doctor told us to give her tums, but it does not seem to work. The last few months she has been constantly fatigued, experiencing travelling stomach pain sometimes accompanied by nausea, and most recently feeling dizzy at bedtime or when waking up with stomach pain. Her diet is great, and she was active up until recently. She drinks plenty of water and we avoid preservatives in our food. She is now missing out on activities she enjoys (such as sleepovers and dance class) due to the symptoms. I'd like to research before I take her back to the doctor and get the same responses as in the past. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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replied January 23rd, 2012
Hello,

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The symptoms explained by you as abdominal pain,nausea,fatigue and dizziness can be due to:
GERD or Reflux Oesophagitis -- It should be relieved by intake of antacids. Continue with the medicines as prescribed by your doctor for at least for 10 days and then observe for changes.Endoscopy would help in ruling out this.
The symptoms you are complaining can be due to Gall bladder Stones or even inflammation.They are commonly associated with belching, indigestion.USG scan would help in ruling out this.
Enlarged liver - It can be ruled out with Ultrasound of abdomen.
I would advise you to visit a Physician as clinical examination and investigations as USG scan would help in ruling out the cause and then treatment can be started.
Take care!


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