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My daughter is 6 and has had belly pain 2-5 days for week for past year. We have tried probiotics. Her stools are normal. She has no other symptoms. ?

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Dr. James Cunnar
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In brief: Irritable Bowel

Ibs, or irritable bowel syndrome, can occur at any age.
Fiber supplements, high fruit/veggie intake, getting enough fluids, and probiotics are the treatments of choice. Sometimes, if it doesn't improve, the child/patient may need a test (or two) to confirm there isn't anything else going on. As long as the child is gaining weight, conservative management should be just fine.

In brief: Irritable Bowel

Ibs, or irritable bowel syndrome, can occur at any age.
Fiber supplements, high fruit/veggie intake, getting enough fluids, and probiotics are the treatments of choice. Sometimes, if it doesn't improve, the child/patient may need a test (or two) to confirm there isn't anything else going on. As long as the child is gaining weight, conservative management should be just fine.
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