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What causes lower left abdominal pain in a child?

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Fri, 11 May 2018 in Abdominal Pain
Question: My sons is 14 and woke up with severe pain in his lower left stomach.
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please take him to the nearest emergency room and do not feed him now

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Please take him to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Do not give him anything to eat or drink now.

The possibilities -

1. Very initial stage of acute appendicitis (the pain will later shift over the right side)

2. Renal colic - may be a kidney stone (all the more probable if there is a family history)

3. Acute colitis or acute bacillary dysentery (most commonly associated with food poisoning).

Please get back to me of further proceedings.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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