My daughter is 7 years old and has an extremely distended stomach

My daughter is 7 years old and has an extremely distended stomach. She’s had this issue for about 5 years now and it’s getting worse, with more pain. There are 4 people that live in our house, and not ONE person is overweight (i’m a health coach and personal trainer, so we eat crazy healthy). No fast food, no juice, pop, candy, etc.

Her stomach is so large, some days it looks like i could pop it with a pin.

She has had two appt with a gastro doctor that have done xrays of her stomach. He says she is full of poop and she had to take a HUGE amount of Miralax. DIDN”T WORK. Then the second xray was still just as bad. Then Magasieum drink. HUGE amounts. She complains of pain daily. Please help. They also did a Celiac text and infection test.

I added a photo of her stomach distention below.

abnormal-stomach


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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

There are lots of reasons that may cause distention range from fat malabsorbation
To obstruction
If i am your doctor i do not see how x ray is enough
Any way you should do an endoscopy and stool analysis
To determine the problem
Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Is her abdomen usually looking this way? No matter which food or drink she gets?
She may be having a lactose intolerance !
Have you checked stool for gardia?
Does she eat enough fibers in diet?

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
i do not feel that constipation is the only reason for her having such a huge distended abdomen.
there may be organ enlargement due to chronic infection.
usually liver and spleen do enlarge.
just Xrays wont be helpful.
get CT abdomen with contrast.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
I SUGGEST YOU TO GET A BASIC ULTRASONOGRAPHY SCAN OF HER ABDOMEN.
IF ITS NORMAL,THEN YOU NEED NOT WORRY.
IT MAY RECOVER AS SHE GROWS UP.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
in some children a growth spurt at this age causes increase in growth hormone levels causing such enlarged bellies. just to be on safer side why don’t you get a ultrasonography done to rule out any underlying pathology.

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