Does abdominal pain require ER consultation despite taking Zantac?
My 6 year old son has been complaining of abdominal pain, now it has been 28 hours - he vommitted last night and this morning but since he has been able to keep his food down. Tonight he is complaining of severe pain that comes and goes around his naval. It is not towarda hos right side at all today nor yesterday. He said the pain went from a 6-7 out of 10 this morning to a 2 out of 10 today after a Zantac but now at night he is writhing in his sleep from pain, seems quite severe from his reaction and seems to last 10-20 seconds intermittently. No fever, no diarrhea, just this intermittent pain. Please advise asap as we are trying to determine urgency. We spoke to the nurse and doc earlier today who suggested the Zantac and monitoring but not ER visit. Can you advise
Probably stomach infection
Welcome to HCM. Can understand your concern.
Symptoms of pain abdomen and vomiting suggest that your child has probably got stomach infection.
If I was your treating doctor, i would have given antibiotic like oflomac-m syrup 5 ml three times a day for 3 days, Syrup cyclopam 5 ml three times a day for 2 days for pain abdomen.
An examination by doctor should be done so that we may not miss any important finding.
I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health.
If pain is not severe than you can wait
Pain abdomen in appendicitis is very severe and intolerable. It does not come intermittently.
If pain is not severe, you can wait. But, if pain persist even after giving cyclopam syrup then an examination by doctor should be done as soon as possible.
Here is a quick update: my son seems better, the doctor checked him out and felt it is a stomach infection. However last night he slept well until 5:30 am and again woke up with sharp pain around belly button. We have given him tylenol to manage pain. Isnt it odd that the pain is sharp and also intense after 48 hours - is there anything else we should be considering here? Thank you.
It takes some time to completely get cured
hi, welcome once again.
Stomach infection sometimes takes 3 to 4 days to completely settle. Pain abdomen can occur occasionally for three to 4 days.
I suggest you to wait for one more day. If pain abdomen purchased beyond that then and ultrasound abdomen needs to be done.
I hope this helps. Take care.
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