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Abdominal Pain

Updated on November 8, 2008

Abdominal Pain on Children

Causes, signs, symptoms

This Is a very common complaint among children. It may be one of the symptoms during a given illness; It Is associated with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If the child continues to walk, run, play, eat, or sleep, the pain is not much of a serious matter. Press around his or her belly to see if there is a tender area. If he or she winces in pain, the belly ache is more serious. If the pain persists more than 4 hours it should be reported. Abdominal pain may occur in association with urinary frequency and burning suggesting urinary tract infections. It is also common among those with sore throats. Pneumonia is also often associated with abdominal pain.

Treatment

1. The doctor must be consulted.

2. Avoid giving medicines like aspirin or paregoric to relieve the pain.

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