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Abdominal pain, vomiting, thought it was stomach bug. Please suggest what might be the cause?

My 8 year old son has been complaining of abdominal pain on and off for nearly 5 weeks and has vomited along with it. He will curl up on the floor once to twice a week for a few hours, get sleepy, then vomit. I originally thought it was a stomach bug but it has been reoccurring and no one else in the household has caught it. Please help! Thanks!
Asked On : Thu, 26 Apr 2012
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From what you have described it is not a simple viral infection that your son has. As it has been for a long time and his curling up shows that there is cramping in his abdomen. You need to take him to a pediatrician or a gastroenterologist who could tell you after a physical exam what exactly is wrong with him.
Is he passing a normal stool? Is he eating well? Many things need to be assessed along with some tests that can tell us exactly the problem and treatment accordingly.
So do not wait longer and take him to the physician.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 29 May 2012
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