4 yr old Abdominal pain

General Pediatrics Questions

Moderators: Radiodiagnosis Team, Primary Care Team, Cardiology Team

Forum rules
YOUR POST WILL REQUIRE APPROVAL - READ: Doctors Lounge Forum Rules and Regulations
• Use a precise title for your question otherwise it will NOT be approved.
• Do not post the same question more than once & maintain related posts in original thread.
• Do not use your real name or identifiable information - You can't edit/delete your post.
mercys
Guest
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:21 am
Gender: Female

4 yr old Abdominal pain

Postby mercys » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:28 am

My 4 yr old grandson had stomach flu 2 week ago. Had bad abd pain and ER said it was Constipation.Went back to ER as he was in terrible pain in abdomen.Did ultra sound and said the bowel had turned back on it self and the pain was the sm bowel contractions. He is up most nights crying in pain.Is this common and why pain at night. What is the probable duration of this.He is having bowel movement and seems to feel god during the day.

User avatar
Dr. Chan Lowe
Medical Doctor
Posts: 4069
Joined: Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:35 pm

Re: 4 yr old Abdominal pain

Postby Dr. Chan Lowe » Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:48 pm

Hello Mercys,

Constipation can be a considerable cause of abdominal pain. If your grandson is this impacted he likely needs some medicines to help clear up the constipation, including enemas and medication by mouth.

There are other causes of abdominal pain as well, such as celiac disease, ulcers, and several other GI problems. I would recommend your grandson be evaluated by a GI specialist.

Regarding the pain at night there are a few reasons that this may be. First, and probably most likely, kids tend to slow down at night and are less distracted by other things so the pain becomes more obvious and more focused on. Also, there are some hormonal changes that can change the perception of sensations including pain.

Follow up with his doctor is important.

Best wishes.
Advice and opinions given are based on the information provided and must not be considered an official medical recommendation. The limitations of the internet prevent an appropriate evaluation. Always consult your doctor if there is concern.

mercys
Guest
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:21 am
Gender: Female

Re: 4 yr old Abdominal pain

Postby mercys » Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:01 pm

Dr Lowe thanks so much for taking time to respond to this post.


Return to “Pediatric Topics”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 
 



We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.
We subscribe to the HONcode principles. Verify here

Privacy Statement | Terms & Conditions | Editorial Board | About us
Copyright © 2001-2016 Doctors Lounge. All rights reserved.