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When should you call the doctor about gas pain in children?

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Gas pain is common in babies and rarely a cause for concern. But you should call your doctor if:

  • Your child seems to have little energy.
  • Your child moves around much less than usual.
  • Your child vomits blood or green or yellow liquid.
  • Your child has blood in her stool.
  • Your child cries for longer than 2 hours.
  • Your child has pain in the lower right side.
  • Your child's abdomen seems to be swollen and causing pain.
  • Your child can't be conforted.  

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Abdominal Pain."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Feeding Problems in Infants and Children."

Administration for Children and Families: "Troubleshooter's Guide to Crying Babies."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 5, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Abdominal Pain."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Feeding Problems in Infants and Children."

Administration for Children and Families: "Troubleshooter's Guide to Crying Babies."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 5, 2019

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