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Abdominal Pain,Age 11 and Younger - Check Your Symptoms

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If your child has any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • Constipation: Go to the topic Constipation, Age 11 and Younger.
  • A child has swallowed an object: Go to the topic Swallowed Objects.
  • A child has swallowed a poison: Go to the topic Poisoning.

Does your child have severe pain?

Has your child had a recent injury to the abdomen?

Does your child have localized abdominal pain?

Does your child have generalized or cramping pain?

Has your child developed a symptom or problem after surgery?

Does your child have rectal bleeding?

Does your child have a fever?

Does your child have symptoms of dehydration?

Do you think that your child's abdominal pain may be caused by a medicine?

Has your child had 3 episodes of abdominal pain in 3 months (recurrent abdominal pain, or RAP) that are severe enough to limit his or her normal activities?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If your child has any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.


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Last Updated: May 09, 2013
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