Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Adele | 2011/05/23

Q.

Stomach Ache

My six year old have been complaining about stomach ache. I''ve been giving her pectrolyte but she is still complaining. I am taking her to see dr tomorrow but what can it be? She is not constipated.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

If a child of this age suddenly begins complaining about a stomach ache it is important to take notice of this complaint. Your daughter may have appendicitis or she may have a urinary infection. These are only two of several possible causes of tummy ache at this age. If she is in a lot of pain or is very uncomfortable she should be taken to an after hours paediatric clinic so that she can be examined by a doctor.

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