is very difficult to diagnose without examining the child. Simple things like constipation
can cause pain like this, but so can more severe issues like urinary tract infection
. Whether to wait it out or seek medical care is always a difficult question as well. We certainly do not go to the doctor for every tummy-ache. Since it is severe enough for you to have reached out here I suspect that he should be seen by his pediatrician
. If possible, have his regular pediatrician see him. This would be much preferred over going to the emergency department.