Doctor's Notes on Stomach Pain (Abdominal Pain) in Children
- “stomach flu” or gastroenteritis,
- food poisoning,
- food allergies,
- swallowing foreign objects, or
Abdominal pain is a common reason for parents to seek medical attention for their child.
Associated symptoms and signs depend on the reason for the abdominal pain. These can include
- loss of appetite,
- abdominal tenderness,
- gas, and
- pain in any region of the abdomen.
Other symptoms associated with some types of abdominal pain can include diarrhea that may be
- groin pain,
- frequent urination,
- poor feeding,
- listlessness, and
Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.