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Here's something to share with mommies. This is from the and it gives information about the symptoms that we should know. Today I'm sharing about "Abdominal Pain"

Symptoms:What it could be:
Less frequent bowel movements (especially if none in two or three days); obvious discomfort while passing stool; dry, hard stools; pain may occur on left side of abdomen. Common during toilet training.Constipation
Stomach discomfort with no other symptoms; may occur after eating certain foods or drinking too much juice.Indigestion
Vomiting; diarrhea; poor appetite; possibly fever.Stomach bug or food poisoning
Bloating; gas; cramps; diarrhea.Parasitic infection
Queasiness or stomach upset after or while riding in a car, boat, plane, or amusement ride; possibly vomiting.Motion sickness
Congestion; runny nose; sneezing; sore throat; cough; achiness; possibly fever; sometimes stomach ache or vomiting caused by swallowing mucus.Cold
Ear pain; fever over 100; possibly stomach upset, vomiting, and/or diarrhea; possibly fluid draining from ear.Ear infection
Tenderness in pelvic area; possibly fever, nausea, or vomiting; need to urinate frequently; painful urination.Urinary tract infection
Irritability after eating; gas; bloating; diarrhea; symptoms are worse the more dairy your child has had; child may drop in position on growth chart.Lactose intolerance
May have dry, itchy rash on face, kneecaps, elbows; consistent allergic symptoms after eating a particular food, including any of these: itching and swelling of face, lips, or mouth; hives; watery eyes and runny nose; possibly vomiting, diarrhea, or difficulty breathing.Food allergy Call 911 if your child is having trouble breathing
Seemingly fine one minute and then writhing in pain the next; vomiting; lethargic; passing bloody, mucusy stools. Most common between ages 6 months and 3 years.Intussusception Call the doctor right away
Poor appetite; low-grade fever; possible vomiting; stomach pain that worsens over a few hours and seems to be in lower right quadrant or middle of abdomen.Appendicitis Call the doctor right away
Lump in the genital area or near the navel that suddenly becomes larger, harder, or darker, and cannot be easily "pushed back in"; possible vomiting; writhing in pain.Incarcerated hernia Call the doctor right away
Fever; fatigue; poor appetite; vomiting; abdominal discomfort; dark-colored urine; jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes).Hepatitis
Low energy; poor appetite; crankiness; constipation.Lead poisoning

So the next time your babies, toddlers, and kids experienced abdominal pain better check on this. Hope that I could help with other moms.


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