A 37-year-old female asked:
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my son is 3 and says his tummy is sore by his belly button and his tummy is swollen.. do i need to go to casualty?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If his tummy is swollen and he is not eating or passing stool he should be seen. Especially important is if his pain comes and goes in 15-20 minute intervals with or without vomiting or diarrhea he could have an early intussusception and this can be evaluated and . treated best when in the early stages. Although he may just be constipated, it is not possible to exclude the more severe conditions
Answered on Feb 25, 2018

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