I have a developmentally disabled 5 year old pediatric patient with vague symptoms "he just seems to be in pain....isn't sleeping well.... definitely not his usual self....usually pretty easy going...." etc. All test come up "negative" but parents and Dr's are leaning towards this is a GI issue?
I have only had with him a few times. I heard the Dr's are planning a barium swallow and a motility test.
I think I get the motility test. He is a little flaccid, weak muscles, is able to walk but unsteady gait. Has been on fiber supplements since age 1.
I just wondered why not do an EGD? I don't really know what information a barium swallow provides vs, or instead of, an EGD?