Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lee | 2011-09-20


Stomach ache

Good day

My daughter is 10yrs old, she has been diagnosed wiith Gilbert syndrom, she has been complaining about stomach aches now for a while she has been examined by a doctor but he couldnt find anything wrong with her, she had the stomach aches agian lastnight to the extend that she cant stand because she gets nausea and she would curl up holding her tummy, can you give me advice,please?


Expert's Reply



With Gilbert's syndrome there are usually no symptoms, but stomach aches and nausea can be common complaints in people with this syndrome. These symptoms usually occur when the bilirubin levels in the blood are high and often jaundice [yellow colour of the skin and eyes] occurs at the same time.It would be best to consult a paediatric gastroenterologist for your daughter. These specialists are in rather short supply and are usually attached to academic hospitals. Ask your paediatrician to refer you.

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