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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Annie | 2004/11/18

Q.

stomach pain

my 9 year old son complains of intermittent pain around his navel area - he describes it as a burning pain - he has had this pain for about 6 months or so, and it comes and goes? Should I be concerned?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Children can have bowel problems just like adults and a persistent pain definitely warrants evaluation. If the pain is only transiently present, does not bother your child and he is otherwise well then you may observe it at home. However, if there are any other assosciated symptoms or it persists, then it is best to have it evaluated.

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Posted by: pushla | 2004/11/22

my 8yr old son also suffers from stomach pains and the xrays, blood and urine tests don't show anything. He has been seen by a surgeon and a pediatrician. The pain has been persistent now for 3 weeks. He was treated with antibiotics and pain medicine but this helps for a day or two. what can i do now or what tests can we do?

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