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My grandson has been having occasional pain on his right

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Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019
Question: My grandson has been having occasional pain on his right side in his stomach area. Somewhat sharp. Those
Pains come & go thru out the day. The last 2 nights around 2:00 am, the pains come and goes. Any thoughts
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please get him examined by a pediatrician

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for asking on Ask a doctor platform

I have gone through the query and do understand your concern.
Pain in right side of the upper abdomen which is disturbing sleep should be evaluated by a pediatrician.
Many a times in this age pain abdomen is functional, means without any significant underlying cause. But functional pain should not disturb sleep, is usually around umbilical region and its vague/dull in nature. I would like to know if any other associated symptoms like indigestion, vomiting, cough or loose motion are also there along with the pain.
Here as the site, character and timing of pain is unusual I would suggest you to get him evaluated by a pediatrician to rule out any underlying problem like stone in gall bladder, some inflammation in liver or other cause.

I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar (41 minutes later)
Thanks for quick and insightful thoughts. We will be scheduling app with pediatrician ASAP. My grandson has no fever, no vomiting, no chronic severe pains. He is currently back to sleep after 2 hrs of pains coming and going. We ended up sitting up with his back to me and i applied slight pressure to pain area and it seemed to calm down ...and to this point pain is not present. Will keep you posted on developments. Hopefully this short term and he returns to normal good health. Thanks again for respinse
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
My pleasure

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for follow up

Please feel free to ask if you have any doubts.
Wishing for good health of your grandson

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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My grandson has been having occasional pain on his right

Brief Answer: Please get him examined by a pediatrician Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for asking on Ask a doctor platform I have gone through the query and do understand your concern. Pain in right side of the upper abdomen which is disturbing sleep should be evaluated by a pediatrician. Many a times in this age pain abdomen is functional, means without any significant underlying cause. But functional pain should not disturb sleep, is usually around umbilical region and its vague/dull in nature. I would like to know if any other associated symptoms like indigestion, vomiting, cough or loose motion are also there along with the pain. Here as the site, character and timing of pain is unusual I would suggest you to get him evaluated by a pediatrician to rule out any underlying problem like stone in gall bladder, some inflammation in liver or other cause. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Regards