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Help me figure out ds1's (7) mysterious tummy ache

(7 Posts)
LargeLatte Thu 24-Jan-13 09:52:39

OK - thanks that has helped.

He had bloods taken today to check for a few things including coeliac, which is what I most suspected.

But then last night he said about sucking his tummy in and it stops it hurting, I thought I'd post here as it made me think of hernia, and I wondered if I was over reacting or someone else would think the same.

I'm going to start a food and symptom diary for him today so we will have plenty of info for the paed to get started with.

YDdraigGoch Thu 24-Jan-13 08:29:09

I thought hernia too.

Charmingbaker Thu 24-Jan-13 08:20:32

Ask about testing for coeliac disease.

narmada Wed 23-Jan-13 22:44:55

Could he have some sort of hernia? Can you see any bulgy bits?

LargeLatte Wed 23-Jan-13 22:38:17

That's what our last GP said but it comes without any other symptoms.

mumof4sons Wed 23-Jan-13 22:17:46

It could be Mesenteric adenitis. My DS had this some years ago. Have a look on the internet to read more about it.

There wasn't really much Dr could do other than prescribe a pain reliever. Think it is cause by viral infection. It took a couple of weeks to get back to full health.

LargeLatte Wed 23-Jan-13 21:56:51

This has been going on, on and off for a year.

When he has a sore tummy, it doesn't ache all the time, but hurts if there is any pressure on it, if he slouches while sitting on the floor, if he bends over, when he is moving.

Curiously tonight he showed me that it hurts when his tummy muscles are relaxed (he showed me, he wouldn't be able to explain that), so he sucks his tummy in and that helps a bit.

Blood tests tomorrow. Referal to paed to follow. But wondered if I could figure it out. Or maybe I should just leave the doctors to it.

Any thoughts?

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