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My son has recently lost weight, he just turned 6. Last year he was in the 96th percentile for weight, and 92nd for height, so he was proprotioned well. He is now in the 71st percentile. He recently lost 9.75 lbs. He started complaining of severe belly pain above his belly button, it makes him cry and in school they send him to the nurse. He has had bouts of diaheria on and off several different times, he becomes tired very easily (which is not like him), he started wetting the bed again, he has actually become less active, and he has had a few blood tests done to rule out juvenile diabetes. I am waiting the results for the second round of blood tests because he had elevated bilirubin levels, elevated albumin levels, and low lymphocyte levels and a few other things were off. He has also started with a weird cough, even when he's not doing anything, a cough we have never heard before and he doesn't have allergies. Any thoughts?
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replied March 24th, 2012
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All the symptoms mentioned appear probably due to common childhood ailments, like intestinal infections, urinary or respiratory infections or childhood asthma, which can be the cause of his diarrhea, abdominal pain and cough respectively.

A proper examination and a few tests (a chest X ray, lung function tests, a screening for immune deficiency diseases) should help to rule out the common causes.

Hence consulting with a pediatrician or a immunologist should give proper directions.

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