Childhood Diseases

Posted by: SamIsaacs | 2011-11-21


Stomach Pain in 5 year old.

Good day, my 5 almost 6 year old daughter complains now mostly in the morning for the last few weeks about stomach pain. All she has consumed is apple or litchi(watered down) juice in the morning before we leave for creche. I do not know what the cause can be. Some time she complains in the evening too. What cam i do as i dont want to just put her on antibiotics for everything. Is there any way of trying to eliminate cause in any way?

Expert's Reply



It is difficult to be sure about your little girl's tummy pain without being able to examine her.Does she complain about this pain at weekends as well or is it only a complaint the happens when she has to go to the creche in the morning. Very commonly this kind of pain has a psychological cause. Having said this, there are of course other possible causes such as a urinary sytem infection for example. If you don't think that your daughter's tummy ache is likely to be due to her being unhappy at the creche or some other possible psychological cause, then she should be seen by your doctor so that a proper diagnosis can be made of the cause of her tummy ache.

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