My daughter has been having pain in her abdomen for about 3 years now. When she first started having problems she was 12. She hurt so bad that she could not go to school. We went to the emergency room three times within two weeks. They first diagnosed her with H-Pylori which they treated with antibiotics. We thought good this will take care of it but she continued to hurt. She always describes her pain as her intestines are inflated. They found out that her gallbladder was not working totally so they took it out and the surgeon saw that her appendix was inflamed so he took that out at the same time. She did pretty good for a while after that. Then she started having pain again. She has not ever had the diarrhea but she said it is real soft and she feels nauseated. The doctor did a blood test and it showed positive for Crohn's. He then did a colonoscopy and endoscopy. He said she looked good and he didn't think she has Crohns. My question is: Since her blood tested positive and she still has the pain can she develop Crohns? I am at my wits end. Seems like every doctor doesn't care. In fact this doctor said he couldn't do anything more for her but to come back if she started having more GI problems. They don't seem to understand how hard it is when your child is in so much pain and there is nothing you can do about it.