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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes stomach pain during night time in a child?

11 year old can t sleep and only complaint about stomach pain at bed time. He has always slept in his own room since born and all of the sudden he is terrified of sleeping alone. He is now sharing a room with his 5 yr old brother who he cannot seem to get along with and cried every night when bed time is near. I no longer know weather to believe there is a pain problem or can it be more phsycological ? I do not sleep at night anymore as we wakes up atleast 7-10 times a night? Please help guide me in the right dirrection? I have no insurance at this time so Dr. can get a little expensive but money is not a question if I only knew where to start?
Fri, 14 Oct 2016
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi... I do not this is an organic problem concerning the pain in the tummy. But to be sure you can give a course of de-worming with 2 doses of Albendazole 10 days apart 400mg per dose. But this will not explain the fear of sleeping alone and getting up so many times at night.

i suggest you get in consultation with a pediatric psychologist regarding this.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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