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Child has protruding belly with pain. What is the reason?

My daughter's belly has been aching. This past year, her belly has "popped" for lack of a better description. She has a funny looking "jelly-belly" that keeps growing. It is very unlike my own (her mother) and my husband's (her father). Now, with the pain she is experiencing off and on, I am becoming concerned the this is not just an inherited belly from her grandmother (who has a protruding belly). Her pain is directly underneath the "jelly-belly" portion, under her belly-button and in the exact area.

My daughter is 9, turning 10 years old. I started my period at age 13/14 so am not thinking this is her female anatomy, but of course, I cannot be certain.

Anything you can tell me that might help? Could it be a hernia? Something else? Thank you for your time!
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

In addition to pain, are there any other symptoms like vomitings or constipation?

Any history of excessive weight gain?

The protruded belly may be due to a part obesity or disorders like hypothyroidism has to be ruled out by doing blood investigations.

Physical examination by a Pediatrician is needed to locate the area of pain in the abdomen and to investigate for her problems.

Therefore consult a Pediatrician for advise.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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