Children with gastroenterology (stomach) problems should be seen by a specialist who can diagnose and treat their problem. When a patient first comes to meet with the gastroenterologist, he or she will have a physical evaluation, and the doctor will talk to the parents and child about their medical history.
Much of the time tests are ordered to help diagnose what is wrong. Typical tests can include blood tests, analyzing urine and stool, and imaging studies such as X-rays and ultrasound. In addition, specialized tests are available, including: