A 28-year-old female asked:
Pediatrician doesn't seem concerned about son's intermittent abdominal pain. i am. don't think it's constipation. what tests should i be asking for?
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Pediatrics 38 years experience
Constipation: Constipation is common in kids. If you need assurance, ask the doc to do an abdominal xr to assess the amount of stool in his abdomen. If that shows a large amount of stool then the doc is right. If not, the test for abdominal pains are numerous. I typically have the parent keep a log of the pain and look for a pattern, then test according to the illness I think is most likely.
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