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Charting Pediatrics

Oct 8, 2019

Functional abdominal pain disorders are the most common cause of chronic abdominal pain in children and adolescents. On today’s episode we are talk with Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD to unpack the presentation, diagnosis and management of functional abdominal pain from the primary care perspective.

Dr. Belkind-Gerson is Director of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is al an associate professor of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Red Flag Symptoms Concerning for an organic cause of GI Pain

  • Weight Loss
  • Persistent Diarrhea
  • Blood in stool
  • Waking from a dead sleep with pain
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Chronic fever

Photo described at the beginning of today's episode:

Photomicrograph of the lining of the intestine of a young female patient who had a biopsy done during a colonoscopy