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, some tests are ordered to help diagnosis what is wrong. Typical tests are things like blood tests, urine and stool, and imaging studies such as X-rays and ultrasound. In addition, specialized tests are available, including: