Radiologist Questions Stomach Ache

For diagnosing the cause of a stomach pain what are the tests normally recommended?

My daughter is 4 years old and is having persistent stomach pain in spite of the medication that was administered to her. What are the tests that we should go through to diagnose the cause of stomach pain?

7 Answers

First, a doctor must do a full examination to diagnose the cause of the stomach pain. If it's a serious problem, the doctor may recommend blood tests, urine tests, and imaging studies to find the exact cause.
Endoscopy by gastroenterologist and possibly a CT scan.
Start with abdominal and pelvic ultrasound.
From radiology standpoint, it is usually ultrasound and/or a barium upper G.I. series, both of which are usually unsatisfying. If she were my daughter (and I have a daughter), I would get her to a pediatric gastroenterologist and go from there. Hope that helps… All the best and happy new year.
You need to follow up with the pediatrician.
ultrasound abdomen
Initially, your child may be a candidate for an upper G.I. study. Endoscopy is also a possible adjunct to this. CT scan could also lend information to the clinician regarding the reason for stomach pain. It is important to know the location of the stomach pain as to whether it is in the upper abdomen or lower abdomen. Also, the left/right side can be important In determining the cause of pain clinically. Serum tests can also be useful in some instances.