What is a Pediatric Gastroenterology?

Pediatric Gastroenterology is a subspeciality of pediatrics and gastroenterology, primarily concerned with liver, pancreas, and gastrointestinal disorders in children. The principal disorders specific to pediatric gastroenterology are diarrhea, persistent vomiting, gastritis, gut health, and gastric development in the early years of childhood. If your child has digestive problems, nutritional problems a pediatric gastroenterologist has the expertise to treat your child. Usually during the development stage of a child,’ the liver, gut, and nutritional problems in children are different from that of an adult. 

Who is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist?

A pediatric gastroenterologist is a certified pediatric who has taken further training in gastroenterology. A pediatric can provide treatments for common gastric problems in children, however, in case of chronic disease or nutritional problems, only a pediatric gastroenterologist can provide the complete diagnosis. The most common nutritional problems in children are their weight issues. An imbalance in their nutritional needs can make them underweight or overweight which can lead to other health complications early on in their lives. A pediatric gastroenterologist will help draft a healthy food paradigm for your child’s nutritional needs. Following are some tests and procedures to expect from Pediatric Gastroenterologist;

  • Abdominal X-ray- an imaging test for any infection, inflammation, or dilation of the intestinal region. 

  • Blood Tests- these tests are to see the nutritional value in your blood such as red blood cells, white blood cells, liver enzymes, vitamin levels, macro, and micronutrients. 

  • Chest X-Ray- a test that provides an imaging snapshot of your chest area. This is to look for pneumonia or gastric reflux. 

  • Colonoscopy- this test takes full length at the large intestine to help check for abnormal growth, inflamed tissue, ulcers, sores, or any signs of internal bleeding. 

  • CT Scan- CT scan is a detailed imaging of internal bones, muscles, fat, and organ placement. 

  • Biopsy- taking tissue samples for study. 

  • Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)- This process involves a physical examination of a child’s rectum to see for any abnormality. 

When to consult a Pediatric Gastroenterologist?

Children have unique needs as they develop during their early years. Therefore it is important to always consult a Pediatric immediately if you sense any abnormal ting pattern, stomach complaint, constipation, blood in stool or urine. A pediatric gastroenterologist focuses on disorders and health problems concerning a child’s maturation, physical, developmental, emotional, and physical needs. If your primary pediatrician suggests you consult with a pediatric gastroenterologist, you can be assured for the best possible care and treatment of your child. 

The examination will involve

  • Ultrasound

  • Stool study

  • Urine analysis

  • Bowel movement follow through

A pediatric gastroenterologist will ensure your child is comforted throughout the tests and procedures. 

Lactose Intolerance | Services of a Pediatric Gastroenterologist

A Pediatric Gastroenterologist will treat the following health concerns of your child;

  • Lactose intolerance

  • Food allergies

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Liver disorder

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease

  • Short bowel syndrome

  • Bleeding from the gastric tract

  • Vomiting

  • Nutritional problems

  • Feeding disorders

  • Acute or chronic stomach pain

  • Constipation

  • Pancreatic insufficiency

Certified Pediatric Gastroenterologists in Pakistan | Just a Click Away!

Most of the Pediatric Gastroenterologists are board certified Pediatrics, who have specialized in ‘Gastroenterology’  fellowships with their study focus on gastric disorders in children. . It is important for a Stomach Child Specialist to carry a license for practicing from a recognized board or state. Pakistan has many top qualified Pediatric Gastroenterologists who are best in their field. In order to help you, Healthwire is providing you with easy access to Pakistan’s Best Pediatric Gastroenterologist. Healthwire is associated with PMDC certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist. You can find the complete list of both male and female Pediatric Gastroenterologists from all over Pakistan with their detailed information of expertise, practicing location and timings. You can easily book an “Online Appointment” or even Opt for “Video Consultation” at your own ease, Anywhere, Anytime all over Pakistan by either Calling us at 04232500989 or download our Healthwire App to book appointments.


Frequently Asked Questions
What does a gastroenterologist do?

Gastroenterologists are the specialist medical health professionals who treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

What's the difference between a Gastrologist and a gastroenterologist?

A gastrologist is a specialist who deals with health issues particularly linked with the stomach while the gastroenterologist treats the disease and disorder of the digestive tract.

How do I know if I am suffering from a stomach bacterial infection?

The common signs and symptoms of stomach bacterial infection are high fever, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, diarrhea (bloody diarrhea in the rare case), abdominal pain, and electrolyte imbalance

What are the common stomach problems?

The common digestive tract conditions are inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and heartburn. The common symptoms of these problems are gas, diarrhea, bloating, stomach cramps, and stomach pain.

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