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3 YR old baby girl frequent pain in stomach
USG report:

G I T : gut signature and muscular layer of bowels shows thick edematous excessive bowel gases seen

urinary bladder: partially distended wall thickness normal

DIAGNOSIS : USG finding s/o normal abdomen & pelvic except? colitis

Dear Vagish,

I think she has chronic or recurrent colitis. You will need to get her investigated and perhaps be seen by a pediatric gastroenterologist. I am thinking in terms of chronic bowel inflammation ... but children with such conditions are usually underweight and have serious problems digesting the food, and even episodes of loose stools with mucusy and bloody stuff coming out.

The other possibility is infection with amoeba or some bacteria, so a stool routine exam and a culture would be the first steps. You can try a course of metronidazole after speaking and consulting her with a general pediatrician.



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