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Comment from: cnkred001, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 20

I have a 20 month old son who wakes every night during sleep with what seems to be stomach pains. He starts off grunting and rolling around, and kicks his legs and pulls them in and out. If I give him his pacifier it will help temporarily, but another hour or two later he will wake again. This has been going on since birth, and the doctor dismisses it every time we bring it up as nothing.

Comment from: cheryl, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 18

Our 10-year-old granddaughter is having abdominal pain and she did have a virus before the pain started. Last week she had an endoscopy but it will be another week before the results are back. All other tests have shown nothing, including a CT scan. She's going in to her second week missing school, plus the days she had to be picked up early from school. She's a good student and loves school. We're at our wit's end trying all the prescribed medicines, foods, etc.

Comment from: ljw, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 03

My 10 year old had a campylobacter infection, was treated with antibiotics and has ongoing abdominal pain and nausea throughout the day. It varies in intensity. She has no fever, vomiting or diarrhea. She is not excessively tired, but definitely not herself. It will be 5 weeks in two days since she had her first symptom. She has not been able to return to school due to the discomfort and its unpredictability. We are seeking any information or suggestions.

Comment from: Gena'sMom, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 03

My 6 year old daughter complained of stomach pain for weeks before I realized it always occurred after a meal. The symptoms presented like constipation so we treated it as such. It wasn't until a month or so later when she showed the more well-known symptoms of weight-loss, thirst and frequent urination, that she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I never knew stomach pain could be a symptom.

Comment from: Rupesh T, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 19

My 2 year 8 months old daughter is suffering from pain abdomen with cough and cold since last 5-6 days. Her pain is neither a continuous nor a long lasting one. She complains pain twice or thrice a day after a gap of approximately 6-7 hours and sometimes (very rare) at night she wakes up and complains same pain.

Comment from: cowboymom, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 12

I have a 13 year old daughter who has been complaining for years of a stomachache. I have brought her numerous times to the doctors and they have told me this is normal in children, that it is common for them to complain of stomachaches. My daughter's symptoms are getting increasingly worse. We have tried to watch what she eats, but cannot pin point it. She does not get diarrhea or anything, just terrible stomach pain, so bad that she gets pale and feels like she is going to pass out. She claims her stool is normal. She is not herself as well these days, and suffers every day.


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