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My 10 year old son has kept having on and off abdominal pain and diarrhea for the past few weeks. What could be causing this? What should we do?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

In brief: Diarrhea for weeks

Has he been well (gastrointestinally speaking) up until now? Any one else in his circle of contacts similarly ill? Most common cause of diahrrea in US is viral but other things too.
Any family history of chronic GI diseases? Peds gastroenterologist can help workup for zebras. Good luck!

In brief: Diarrhea for weeks

Has he been well (gastrointestinally speaking) up until now? Any one else in his circle of contacts similarly ill? Most common cause of diahrrea in US is viral but other things too.
Any family history of chronic GI diseases? Peds gastroenterologist can help workup for zebras. Good luck!
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