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Abdominal Pain in Children

Abdominal Pain is a common problem and varies from a gnawing pain near the top of an abdomen, to cramping pain in your lower abdomen, to sharp shooting pains in many areas. Making a definitive diagnosis of the cause of abdominal pain can be difficult, because many diseases can result in this symptom.


The possible causes of abdominal pain:
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Unclear Cause
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Appendicitis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Mumps
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Poisoning
  • Worms
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Intussusception (common between ages of 5 months and 2 years)
  • Kidney disease
  • Hepatitis (Rare)
  • Cholecystitis (Unlikely in Children)
  • Pancreatitis (Unikely in Children)
  • Crohn's disease (Unlikely in Children)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (Unlikely in Children)


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