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my little girl is 3 and a half. She has had tummy pain for over six months. In June we noticed some small spots - minor - the tummy pain was backgound - she was just slightly off par..the doctor just said virus and that it would pass. He didn't add the pain to the spots. The pain seemed to be persistent without the arrival of the spots. We were conccerned and went to a consultant and he suggested a tummy ultra sound scan. We couldn't afford that privately and the NHS wouldn't do it.
n september she was ill with a flu and then presented the classic HSP symtoms from the feet to the buttocks - sometimes her feet were so sore she had trouble walking.
Registars and Emmergency doctors didn't diagnose only the consultant did are a third visit to A&E. The other registrars and doctors really don't understand HSP and probably last studied it at college. Since then she has had rolling bouts of tummy pain and spots.
THe origninal private consultant said that the tummy pain can come without the presentation of the spots - and he said that it appeared to be recurringing HSP.
Every visit to casualty is different with different doctors pronouncing verdicts - I just want a scan to eliminate any other cause of the tummy pain. I just brought her in over Christmas - more tummy pain and diahorea - the registrar was annoyed I brought her in. She said that diarohea is not a symtom of HSP. SHe would not recommend any scan or examination and was dismissive. I read that other victims has Colonoscopies to check for bowel damage - how common is that kind of examination...I really think that you needed to be treated by a HSP specialist. - interested to hear your thoughts?
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