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Consultation of a pediatric gastroenterologist

Today in Ukraine there is a tendency to a significant increase in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in children. This is due to malnutrition, deteriorating environmental situation, high prevalence of hypovitaminosis, not always good quality food consumed.

Children's gastrointestinal tract is characterized by delicate mucous membranes and their abundant blood supply. Due to less secretion of gastric juice and its low bactericidal properties, the child is more susceptible to pathogens of intestinal infections. That is why it is so important to be regularly examined by a pediatric gastroenterologist, which will help prevent the development of serious pathologies. It is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in children.

If you are looking for a good pediatric gastroenterologist in Kyiv - make an appointment for a consultation in the network of clinics "Dobrobut". Working with young patients has its specifics, and our specialists do everything to make children feel comfortable during the procedures. We are working on the latest diagnostic equipment in Ukraine, which helps to correctly diagnose the pathology with high accuracy and to quickly prescribe effective treatment.

What diseases does a pediatric gastroenterologist treat?

The gastroenterologist deals with problems with the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, gallbladder, biliary tract, liver, duodenum.

The following pathologies can become the reason to address to the expert in the clinic:

  • congenital pathology of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • dyspepsia;
  • dysbacteriosis;
  • dyskinesia of the biliary tract;
  • gastritis;
  • pancreatitis;
  • esophagitis;
  • gastroenteritis, enteritis, colitis;
  • irritable bowel syndrome;
  • gastrointestinal forms of food allergy;
  • prolonged colic;
  • liver dysfunction, etc.

When do children need the help of a pediatric gastroenterologist?

Young children can not always clearly explain what worries them, so parents should be as attentive to their children, and at the slightest suspicion of the pathology of the gastrointestinal tract immediately enroll the child in a doctor's consultation, so as not to start the disease.

A visit to a pediatric gastroenterologist should not be postponed in the presence of the following symptoms:

  • pain in the abdomen;
  • flatulence;
  • heartburn, frequent belching with an unpleasant odor;
  • nausea, vomiting;
  • lack of appetite for a long time;
  • dryness and bitterness in the mouth.
  • constipation/diarrhea, discoloration, an odor of feces, the presence of impurities (blood, mucus);
  • increased gas formation;

It is important to know! If your child has severe sharp abdominal pain, fever, recurrent bouts of vomiting or diarrhea, there are signs of gastrointestinal bleeding (black stools or mixed with blood, vomiting with blood) - call a doctor immediately! These symptoms may indicate an urgent medical condition, and a delay in a visit to the clinic can not be delayed.

How is the reception?

First, the doctor collects the anamnesis: finds out what worries the child or his parents, how the little patient eats, how he developed from birth, how the pregnancy went, whether the relatives have the pathology of the gastrointestinal tract. All these questions are not accidental - they help to make an accurate diagnosis and identify potential threats. Then the doctor proceeds to the examination, in addition, palpation of the abdominal wall can be performed. If the specialist sees signs of pathological processes, the child is prescribed a number of diagnostic tests. The most common methods used are general laboratory tests, Helicobacter pylori test, ultrasound of the abdominal cavity, fibrogastroduodenoscopy, CT, and MRI. Depending on the results of laboratory and instrumental examinations, treatment tactics are developed. If the tests do not reveal abnormalities, the doctor gives recommendations on nutrition, prescribes a diet, talks about methods of prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

The cost of services and prices for all necessary examinations can be found by calling the call center or ordering a call back on the website.

Treatment of pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract

In most cases, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in children are treated with drug therapy with drugs of different groups and diets. Parents should monitor the treatment process, adjust the child's diet, monitor how he follows medical recommendations. With a rational approach to treatment and compliance with medical prescriptions, the normalization of health will not take long.

Surgical treatment in pediatric gastroenterology is used relatively rarely and is needed mainly only in life-threatening emergencies.

The network of Dobrobut medical clinics in Kyiv invites young patients and their parents to see a pediatric gastroenterologist. You can find out the full list of our services and their prices on the website. To make an appointment for a consultation - call the numbers of our call center at any time of the day. Trust your child's health to professionals!


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