A friend writes:
When my daughter was a year old, she was given a diagnosis of "Failure to Thrive." The definition is something like if your length percentile keeps growing but your weight percentile falls. Anyway she wasn't eating enough.
I then asked, "What would you do about it if it is?" He said he would give her an antacid.
I said, "Is the antacid dangerous?" He said no.
So I refused the endoscopy and told him to prescribe the antacid. It was both a diagnostic and a treatment.
End of the story: It did nothing.
Moral of the story: Don't be a nail just because your doctor is a hammer.
P.S. The daughter is thriving . . . in college.