Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Concerned mom | 2011/02/07


Swollen painful stomach

Hi there
My daughter will be 12 and since the age of 7 after she had her appendix removed she had servere stomach cramps and always constipated. Now even if she is not constipated her stomach would swell up very hard and pain come mornig or evening. Her hands feet and face looks very swollen at times yet she does not eat that much. The GP keeps giving thins for constapation and said she is over weight. Please help ......... what to do now.
Many thanks

Expert's Reply



It is difficult to be sure what is causing your daughter's symptoms. She may have a kidney illness which is causing her to swell up like this.It is absolutely essential that she is examined by a paediatrician so that a proper diagnosis can be made. If you do not have medical cover then she should be seen at your nearest state hospital with a paediatric department.This must be done ASAP.

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