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A 46-year-old male asked:

My daughter 11 years old has been having tummy aches for last 6 months ultrasound revealed masenteric adentis dr say nothing to do don't understand?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Inflamed node.: Mesenteric adenitis is generally mild viral condition which causes temporary pain in abdomen), usually in children under 16. It usually clears up without treatment. It is inflamed lymph node. Chronic pain probably is not caused by mesenteric adenitis. Constipation is most common cause of abdominal pain in children. Perhaps if pain continues should consult pediatric gastroenterologist.
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
This is an: inflammation of the lymph nodes near the intestines,which become inflamed while doing their job of fighting infection.That infection is most commonly a virus, which is why there is usually no treatment.There are some bacteria that can cause it also;in that case,antibiotics might be warranted.Your daughter's doctor must have diagnosed it as a viral cause. However,if she isn't better,go back to doc.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
In performing many CT examinations of children for other reasons than pain, enlarged nodes consistent with mesenteric adenitis are also present and can represent a nonspecific finding.
Dec 17, 2014

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