Even minor changes (for example, unusual food on vacation) can provoke dysbiosis and digestive upset. In case of signs of the disease, it is recommended to make appointment for consultation by pediatric gastroenterologist.
Signs of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract vary depending on the type of pathology and the age of the child. But parents should pay attention to the following symptoms:
Pain and discomfort can intensify both after eating and worsen immediately after lunch. Also the pathology is often accompanied by other symptoms: weakness, lethargy, apathy, in babies - tearfulness. In case of poisoning, the child complains of headache; in case of bacterial nature of infection the temperature rises.
In order to come to consultation by specialist, it is necessary to make appointment to pediatric gastroenterology department. The visit takes place in the presence of foster parents. The doctor gathers patient intake, examines visually the skin, palpates the abdomen. Depending on the condition of the child and identified complaints, additional tests are prescribed.
The examination takes 10-15 minutes. Accompanying persons may ask the doctor additional questions: for example, about the proper diet for the baby.
Supportive examinations at pediatric gastroenterology department usually include the following:
In addition to laboratory tests, other examinations can be carried out: for example, radiography of abdominal cavity, ultrasound examination for child. These are informative procedures that allow detecting the focus of inflammation, establish the presence of structural anomalies, neoplasms.
You can make appointment for consultation pediatric gastroenterologist by calling at contact number of medical center “ON Clinic”.