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I have a 9 year old with stomach problems......?

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June 26, 2019 / By Victoria
Question: My son is 9 and he has been having problems with diarrhea and stomach pain for about a year now...He was diagnosed with Mono last May and ever since then he has been having these problems. Its not everyday..Some days hes fine, then some days he is really tired all day, has a lot of diarrhea and stomach pain, doesn't want to eat....He has been to a bunch of doctors. He had a colonoscopy, endoscopy, ultrasound, upper and lower GI series, and lactose tolerance..They all came back normal. Nobody can figure out what is wrong with him....He has lost 10 pounds so far. Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be? Any input would be appreciated....
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Shana Shana | 7 days ago
Have they tested him for hyperthyroidism? It sounds like some of his symptoms go along with hyperthyroidism. They would have to run blood tests and be looking for specific levels of hormones to figure out if hyperthyroidism is the case. I have listed a bunch of websites regarding the disorder. If the tests come back and he's fine I would also see if someone checked him for gluten intolerance (also known as Celiac disease). Sometimes gluten intolerance can cause a lot of the problems your son is having. I had a lot of the above symptoms and I stopped eating gluten (a friend recommended the South Beach Diet for feeling more energized as I was feeling extreme fatigue and weakness). After a couple days of non-gluten products I felt 100% better. I had never felt more healthy in my life. The minute I went back to gluten products was the minute I felt terrible again. I would try getting rid of gluten products for a day or two and see if he does feel better. I have listed a few websites that might help give you an idea of just how much gluten is in everything. Above all, I recommend him seeing a doctor anyway, as soon as possible. I hope he feels better soon!
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Shana Originally Answered: I have a 9 year old with stomach problems......?
Have they tested him for hyperthyroidism? It sounds like some of his symptoms go along with hyperthyroidism. They would have to run blood tests and be looking for specific levels of hormones to figure out if hyperthyroidism is the case. I have listed a bunch of websites regarding the disorder. If the tests come back and he's fine I would also see if someone checked him for gluten intolerance (also known as Celiac disease). Sometimes gluten intolerance can cause a lot of the problems your son is having. I had a lot of the above symptoms and I stopped eating gluten (a friend recommended the South Beach Diet for feeling more energized as I was feeling extreme fatigue and weakness). After a couple days of non-gluten products I felt 100% better. I had never felt more healthy in my life. The minute I went back to gluten products was the minute I felt terrible again. I would try getting rid of gluten products for a day or two and see if he does feel better. I have listed a few websites that might help give you an idea of just how much gluten is in everything. Above all, I recommend him seeing a doctor anyway, as soon as possible. I hope he feels better soon!

Oona Oona
Theres a very small chance that it could be a relapse of mono.. still a chance though. Symptoms of Mono - Petechial hemorrhage Abdominal pain - a possible symptom of a potentially fatal rupture of the spleen.[1] Aching muscles Headache Loss of appetite Depression Skin rash Diarrhea Dizziness or disorientation Uncontrolled shaking at times Unable to swallow due to enlarged tonsils Dry cough Supra-orbital oedema—the eyes become puffy and swollen—may occur in the early stages of infection Mono Overview - After an initial prodrome of 1-2 weeks, the fatigue of infectious mononucleosis often lasts from 1-2 months. The virus can remain dormant in the B cells indefinitely after symptoms have disappeared, and resurface at a later date. Many people exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus do not show symptoms of the disease, but carry the virus. This is especially true in children, in whom infection seldom causes more than a very mild cold which often goes undiagnosed. Children are typically just carriers of the disease. This feature, along with mono's long (4 to 6 week) incubation period, makes epidemiological control of the disease impractical. About 6% of people who have had infectious mononucleosis will relapse.
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Magdalene Magdalene
I don't know what the cause is either, but there are some steps you can take that might help. 1) eliminate as much white starchy and sugary foods from his diet as possible and substitute organic fruits and vegetables, whole grain products and soy milk and yogurt. The vanilla flavored Silk is actually quite good. 2) get him to take probiotics (the liquid kind found in health food stores is best but must be refrigerated.) You can make him shakes with Silk, protein powder (not whey), peanut butter and bananas or a bit of chocolate. Or you can add fruit to the Silk, plus the protein powder and probiotics, etc. I would definitely take him off of dairy for a week or two and see if it makes a difference. If that does not help, I would seek advice on how to give him a gluten-free diet.
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Kerstin Kerstin
Keep a diary of what he eats on a daily basis. Then also note the days that he feels ill, and see if there are any consistent trends. I know it's a little over simplistic, but that helped me a lot. I have GERD and there are certain foods that will send me over the moon in terms of reactions, but some of it was so subtle that I didn't pick up on it before I noted what I was having those days. I'm glad the colonoscopy and endoscope turned out normal.
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Jaden Jaden
When i was in elementry school i was sick for nearly 2 years as well. I looked sickly. I couldn't eat sugary foods and was constipated for a little while. My mom read different websites and found a strict diet for me, but not completely. I saw specialists, and they all said i had IBS. Which we later found was complete bullsh it. They couldnt really found out was wrong with me either, so they just said it was IBS. I had catscans, which were terrible... anyways, i got strep throat one day (which was also common for me because my tonsils were very large) and i went to the doctor and got anti-biotics. Oddly enough, this actually took away my stomache problems! But once i was off the antibiotics, they came back. My mom asked for stronger antibiotics and they hesitaded. She found and we got them. i was on them for a few months, or maybe it was just one month, i vaguely remember.. but it took out my stomach problems for good! So obviously it wasn't IBS if anti-biotics cured me.. it's still a mystery.. Anyways, what i'm saying is.. sometimes you just have to put matters into your own hands.. doctors are sometimes stupid.. and at the time my mom wasn't in medince and SHE figured out everything to help my stomach, and nearly everything worked (she's now a nurse). good luck to you and your son. (i'm 16 now and very healthy)
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Emilee Emilee
Hi I'm gastroenterologist from South Korea. The symptoms your son has been having since last year are probably suggestive of orgainc intestinal disease, because he has being lost weight. The possible disease is small intestinal disease, for example small intestinal Crohn's disease. With that in mind , work up of small intestinal disease is needed to your son. this examination includes capsule endoscopy and small bowel CT. I hope this is helpful.
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Emilee Originally Answered: Stomach problems?
i used to have this problem and still do on occasion, alot of this could be linked to ur diet if u arent eating healthy, it could also be anxiety, at least it was for me as well as to much junk food but the chest pains are a lil odd, there is a good drug called librax, i took it for abdominal pain..and it helped alot but u can't always rely on a drug either..if it gets outta control go to a stomach specialist..im only 24 myself and ur much younger so take care of it while u can..plus the over the counter meds may have an effect on it but i doubt it but im no doctor but i can relate to ur problems and it sux..just try to get some help with it..u got ur whole life ahead of u...good luck sweetness!

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