Posted by: Merle van Staden | 2013/01/10



Boy 10 years old have tummy stomachache and complains about burning tummp for three weeks. Started after he had diaree when we were on holiday. Took him to the Dr twice, first time had blood and protein in his urin last lest how just littel blood. Medican dont seem to help to all.

Expert's Reply



You do not mention where you were on holiday. There is an illness that may result from swimming in some rivers in certain parts of this country known as Bilharzia. This is caused by the parasites carried by fresh water snails. Your son's illness closely resembles the symptoms of this illness. In any case with him having had blood and protein in his urine and diarrhoea he needs to be seen by a paediatrician. Write down the name of the illness mentioned above and show it to the paediatrician.

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