When my daughter was 6 months old she had intussusception that was resolved by air after numerous attempts with barrium. At age 8, she began having horrible stomach aches that were in the shape of a frown above her bellybutton. She had an ultrasound, xrays and after 14 of this she had an endoscopy. The doctors said she had "severe esphagitis"- so that it looked as if you was "sneaking a six pack a week for months". She was given Prevaid. After almost two months of the medicine and no improvement- we stopped the drug. At age 10, she had a blood test and they found her allergic to shellfish with a mild irratation to wheat.
My daughter will be 13 in December and no one can give me a clear answer as to what is wrong with her... I suspect that the intussception has a hand in the pain she has. Please help me to help my child. Direct me, give me your thoughts. I am at the end.
I'll travel anywhere in the world to have this looked at. PLEASE!!!
I am not sure that the intussusception would be related to the current symptoms. I would look elsewhere for causes, including GERD, inflammation of the upper digestive tract or an ulcer. The endoscopy is the appropriate test to look for this. You may want to consider a 24-hr pH study to definitively look for acid reflux - which can be causing the esophagitis. An H Pylori test can also be considered, since this can be associated with inflammation as well.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
It's extremely unlikely that intussusception has anything to do with the current circumstances: it's a specific event, and if it were recurring there would be quite specific symptoms. Severe esophagitis in a child suggests reflux, unless she's on certain medications that could cause it. Anti-reflux surgery is a consideration, if there's evidence of continuing inflammation on treatment.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.