Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ronel | 2011/03/16

Q.

Daughter 8 years old

My daughter complains about discomfort of her ankle and tummy ache in the evenings and mornings please advise

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult to advise you based on the information you have given me about your daughter. You do not mention whether she has a fever or if you have noticed any swelling or redness around her ankle. If she appears to be well and there is really nothing that you have noticed that would explain her symptoms, then one needs to be aware that complaints like this may have a psychological cause. If you have noticed that she complains less at week-ends the you should think about some possible problem at school that is worrying your daughter.

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