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- Blood in the stool
- Cramping abdominal pain
- Pain in lower abdomen that worsens with sneezing, coughing, and deep breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Slight fever
- Meckel scan (technetium-99m pertechnetate scan)
- Abdominal CT scan
- Abdominal x-ray
- Abdominal ultrasound
Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://www.niddk.nih.gov
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology http://www.cag-acg.org
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology http://www.naspghan.org
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- Review Date: 08/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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