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Small child, constant stomach pain, severe cramps, vomiting episodes, appetite loss. Treatment options?

My son is 6 years old. He is constantly complaining of his stomach hurting. Today he is crying saying his tummy his cramping worse than ever. He has thrown up twice today but it didn t look like a stomach bug vomit . He can not eat and he can t sit still. I can not even rub his tummy with out him crying. What should I do?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
abdominal has a lot of causes, thus usually requires skill an experience at times to make a clear cut diagnosis. Simple medical conditions could at times false appear as really too serious, as well as, severe conditions could be ignored from the start. This cut off is usually well defined by a good clinical evaluation, ultrasound and at times plain films of the abdomen.
Pain, restlessness, vomitting could be suggestive of an intestinal occlusion or intususception, although rare at this age. It could also be interesting to know if the child stools normally or not, if the abdomen is distended or not and if the child makes gas..
All these parameters shall be important. Visiting your primary care physician for a proper examination and probable paraclinical examination s for a specific diagnosis is an ideal options.
Thanks and I hope this helps,
Luchuo, MD.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Md Iftakhar's  Response
Hi Lisa,

The problem you are describing can be because of many things depending upon for how long this is going on and how frequently this happens and how this releives. It needs a full work up to make sure the cause for this condition.
If this is causing significant proble with the feeding and growth of your child, I would suggest you to consult your doctor regarding this and have a complete work up to make sure the cause for this condition.
This can be anything from a simple infection to some surgical condition and anyother thing. It is very difficult to guess about the condition without having proper history, exmaination and investigations. So my suggestion is to consult with some doctor to have a proper work up.

Thanks and take care.
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