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Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:

  • Your child passes out (loses consciousness).
  • Your child vomits blood or what looks like coffee grounds.
  • Your child's stools are maroon or very bloody.

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • Your child has new belly pain or his or her pain gets worse.
  • Your child's pain becomes focused in one area of his or her belly.
  • Your child has a new or higher fever.
  • Your child's stools are black and look like tar or have streaks of blood.
  • Your child has new or worse diarrhea or vomiting.
  • Your child has symptoms of a urinary tract infection. These may include:
    • Pain when he or she urinates.
    • Urinating more often than usual.
    • Blood in his or her urine.

Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

  • Your child does not get better as expected.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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