What is the cause of your pain?

ABDOMINAL PAIN

Everyone has suffered some form of abdominal pain. Ranging from gas and indigestion to more serious ailments like appendicitis, abdominal pain has a variety of causes and finding the cause can be difficult. This is especially true in children. For example, children may complain of a “tummy ache,” but this could be an indication of any number of physical issues including blockages, a viral or bacterial infection, food poisoning, food allergies or reactions, insect bites, appendicitis. These same symptoms can also be the result of anxiety or stress.

 Symptoms

  • Stabbing pain
  • Cramping or a dull ache in the abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Extreme discomfort
  • Restlessness
  • Fever (occasionally)
  • In children: pale appearance, refusal to eat, drink, or play

The following symptoms can indicate specific ailments:

    • Vague pain spanning from middle of belly to right hip: appendicitis
    • Groin pain: blood supply issue in testicles or ovaries
    • Urinary problems: infection
    • Diarrhea: virus

Any life-threatening illness or injury should be seen
in the nearest ER, please CALL 911.