Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Peta | 2012/01/25


3 year old complaining on pain in stomach

Hi Dr
Hope you are well!

Us again - Tayden, 3yr with tube...

He has been complaining for the last 3-4 days that his stomach is sore, right over the area where his Nissen Anti reflux op is. I have touched it and he pulls away when I do, I feel something kind of hard there but am sure it is just the scar? It feels firmer than the rest of his tummy, put it that way.

It seems to be when he has eaten that he complains and at times will then just stop eating. I am not sure if the skin might be stretching over the scar and making it sore? It is not like him to complain so I am at a loss here? Any ideas? his skin is not dry and the scar is not red at all, looks perfectly normal except he keeps saying it is sore.

Should l take him for a check up? (dont want to appear to be an overprotective mom here!) We know the nissen procedure has worn off because he can vomit at a major push.)

Thanks alot for your help

Expert's Reply



Tayden has been spot on every time with his complaints. If he says he has pain the he must have pain. Also you feel that the area around the op scar is firmerharder than the other parts. He may be developing an abscess or there may be an adhesion in this area. It would be best to ask his doctor to see him.

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