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stomach pain in 8 yr old

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My 8 yr old has had a stomach ache (in his actual stomach area--not around his belly button or lower abdomen). We've taken him to the doc a number of times as its going on 3 weeks now. He's not eating much and isn't really himself, but he's not had any fever or diarrhea. The doc suggested constipation so we've given him a ton of miralax, but it doesn't help. He says its actual pain and nausea, and it pretty much has stayed consistent the entire time. Has anyone gone through something similar with their child? He threw up once when this started 3 weeks ago, and then again a few days ago when I gave him a natural laxative that I think upset his stomach. A stomach xray didn't show anything other than his intestines were full (which had originally put us down the path of it being constipation). Waiting now to hear back about his blood tests, which included celiac, lymes, h.pylori, etc.
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My daughter has had similar issues. She's almost 9 now. We've been off and on with these issues for years and they kept sending us home saying constipation. I finally snapped and got an appt myself with a pediatric GI. We did the full scope - xrays, colonoscopy/sigmoid, lab tests, celiac testing (supposedly gene testing too but it's the one thing I never saw results of ???). We ended up being sent home with a DX of lactose intolerance and a script for Miralax and Bentyl for the stomach pain. We're waiting on a new doctor we'll be seeing soon to confirm everything and check her better. Have you considered lactose intolerance in him though? It could be the cause and is worth trying. Our dd is much better now off the milk but still has other concerns that we went for as well so we're still dealing with medical issues.

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yes absolutely I'm considering food allergies. We're waiting to hear what the celiac test said. I may just cut out gluten, lactose, soy anyway to see how that helps. I'm so sorry your dd has had these issues for years! I hope you get to the bottom of it. Its really hard watching our kids be uncomfortable.
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Yes it is! Have you heard anything else on your little one yet?

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