Answers and questions on pediatric gastroenterology

Which doctor should we see if the child has pain during the bowel movement?
Answer: 12.02.2020

In this case, it is necessary to consult a pediatrician, pediatric surgeon, and gastroenterologist. The preparation for the examination by the surgeon will be announced when making an appointment and it will depend on the child’s age. In general, the treatment of the child will be carried out together by the above specialists and is aimed mainly at stool normalizing.

Mikus'ko-Petrova Ol'ga Zosimovna
Children's gastroenterologist. The highest category. Work experience 13 years.
What to do if a child constantly complains of abdominal pain? His stomach hurts just under the ribs after eating. There are no nausea, vomiting, constipation, or any other complaints.
Answer: 03.02.2020

The age of the child was not specified. Perhaps the child has a gastrointestinal tract pathology. There can be both functional and chronic diseases of the stomach, duodenum, intestines, pancreas, gall bladder. If there is pain under the ribs on the left, pathology of the pancreas or duodenum is possible, on the right – of the gallbladder or liver. It is necessary to see a gastroenterologist for examination, ordering some tests, and diagnosing, after which the doctor will prescribe treatment.

Mikus'ko-Petrova Ol'ga Zosimovna
Children's gastroenterologist. The highest category. Work experience 13 years.
The child often has a stomach ache and growling, he does not sleep well, sometimes the temperature rises, a rash appears on the skin. Can worms be the cause? Which doctor deals with parasites?
Answer: 06.12.2019

Intolerance to any product (celiac disease, lactose deficiency) is possible. Worms can also be the cause. For examination and diagnosis clarification, it is necessary to see a gastroenterologist, and, perhaps, you will need to consult an allergist or infectious disease specialist based on the examination results. Infectious disease specialists and parasitologists deal with parasites.

Mikus'ko-Petrova Ol'ga Zosimovna
Children's gastroenterologist. The highest category. Work experience 13 years.
Hello, a large quantity of Candida fungi was found in the child’s feces. What should we do? Before that, an antibiotic was prescribed.
Answer: 29.11.2019

Good afternoon. It is necessary to re-do the feces analysis for Candida fungi in a week. In case of a repeated positive answer, it is necessary to see a gastroenterologist for a detailed examination.

Mikus'ko-Petrova Ol'ga Zosimovna
Children's gastroenterologist. The highest category. Work experience 13 years.
Hello, I am 17. Milk is eliminated from the body almost immediately after eating dairy food. I am also tormented by pains in the lower left chest, it hurts after eating. There is also heartburn after dairy products, sweet, smoked, cheese, starchy foods. There are also pains in the area of the large intestine, in the side of the right or left. What to do?
Answer: 29.11.2019

Good afternoon. You may have irritable bowel syndrome or chronic gastroduodenal disease. It is necessary to consult a gastroenterologist for examination and diagnosis clarification.

Mikus'ko-Petrova Ol'ga Zosimovna
Children's gastroenterologist. The highest category. Work experience 13 years.
What should I do if a child has belching? A 6-year-old child often burps after eating, and not only air but with food elements. I thought it would pass with age, but no. Why is this happening and what to do?
Answer: 09.09.2019

Belching can be associated with diseases of ENT organs, nervous system disorder, or gastrointestinal tract diseases. It is necessary to consult a specialist to find out the cause. You can start from the examination by a gastroenterologist.

Omelchenko Elena Vladimirovna
Pediatric gastroenterologist. The highest qualification category. Work experience - 29 years.