Hi - My 7 Year Old Daughter Has Been Clearing
Repeated throat clearing may be a tic.
Hello Mrs. XXXXXXX and welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service.
I have read your query and here is my advice.
I think your daughter is probably having a tic. Other tics include blinking eyes, sniffing, wrinkling forehead or nose. Tics are repeated abrupt, rapid, involuntary muscle contractions.
Their frequency is reduced by sleep and increased by anxiety and tension. They are usually self-limited, but a chronic tic can occur.
Scolding to make them stop aggravate matters and make them worse. They should be ignored.
I am unaware of abdominal pain being a tic.
Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions, I will be happy to help.
Dr. Arnold Zedd, MD, FAAP