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How do doctors diagnose rumination disorder in infants and children?

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If a baby or child has symptoms of rumination, the doctor will start by asking about the child's medical history and doing a physical exam. The doctor may use certain tests -- such as X-rays and blood tests -- to look for and rule out possible physical causes for the vomiting, such as a gastrointestinal condition. The doctor will also look for signs of problems such as dehydration and malnutrition. And the doctor may need to watch the baby or child during and after feeding.

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

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