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What causes lower left abdominal pain in a child?

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My sons is 14 and woke up with severe pain in his lower left stomach.
Fri, 11 May 2018 in Abdominal Pain
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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