It could be food related, bug related, IBS related....all can be checked out.
When she says her tummy hurts...does she show you where?
She could be lactose intolerant or possibly drinks or even gum might have artificial sweeteners in them.
Do keep a total food diary of her intake......list foods, vitamins, treats, drinks, etc plus time taken on one side of a notebook, on the other side list the symptoms and bms plus time heppens.
There could be a correlation...sometimes can be figured out in a time correlation.
It would be best to get her checked out regarding stool samples, etc. and blood tests to make sure she hasn't picked up something. As well...get her checked out for h.pylori.
You'll have to be the detective and if indeed she has an IBD, at least you'll be more in the know.
Your husband will say what he did because it could be a simple thing....but saying whatever won't change the outcome if it is IBD.
Keep us posted as to how things are going with your daughter.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!