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Diagnostic Procedures

In order to reach a diagnosis for digestive and liver problems, a thorough and accurate medical history must be taken by the physician, noting the symptoms your child has experienced and any other pertinent information. A physical examination is also done to help assess the problem more completely.

Some patients need to undergo a more extensive diagnostic evaluation, which may include laboratory tests, imaging tests, or endoscopic procedures. These tests may include any, or all, of the following:

Laboratory tests:

Imaging tests:

Endoscopic procedures:

Illustration demonstrating a colonoscopy, part 1
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Illustration demonstrating a colonoscopy, part 2
Illustration demonstrating upper endoscopy, part 1
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Illustration demonstrating upper endoscopy, part 2
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Illustration demonstrating upper endoscopy, part 3
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Other procedures:

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