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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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My DC complained of stomach ache and then threw up after swimming. She only threw up once, now she is sleeping fine- should I be worried?

My DC complained of stomach ache and then threw up after swimming. She only threw up once, now she is sleeping fine- should I be worried?

Watch: As long as she has been well since with no further vomiting or breathing difficulties she should be fine. Any idea what was vomited? All the best. ...Read more

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Stomach pain on child of 4yr what is the medication?

Stomach pain on child of 4yr what is the medication?

Better questions...: Ask your child: in what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Concentrate on finding cause ; cure, not just symptom control--get him/her to doctor. ...Read more

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Child stomach pain after swimmimg, what could be the problem?

Child stomach pain after swimmimg, what could be the problem?

Stomach pain: Drinking chlorinated water can cause stomachache. There are viral infections that are transmitted through swimming pools and can cause gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Are there any key differences between appendicitis and a stomach pain in a child?

Are there any key differences between appendicitis and a stomach pain in a child?

Yes: Pain from appendicitis can be initially central or periumbilical. The it moves down to the right lower quadrant. It can be associated with nausea and vomiting that fails to improve after 24 hours like most flus. In children there be loss of appetite. In small children who are walking and then refuse to walk and want to be carried, beware and think of appendicitis. ...Read more

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Child with left sided stomach pain, what do you suggest?

Child with left sided stomach pain, what do you suggest?

Stomach pain: Your child may be constipated, but any child with stomach pain should be seen by his pediatrician or family physician ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a medicine that kids can take that relives stomach pain?

It depends: It depends on what is causing the stomach pain. If they have a stomach virus with vomiting or diarrhea, the best thing to do is give small frequent amounts of clear fluids, such as pedialyte, with light foods (such as the brat diet- bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) for a few days to let the stomach virus run its course. If pain is severe or persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My child has been getting quick stomach pain every hour a couple of days already, she is 11 years old. Its strange she says its been happening allweek?

My child has been getting quick stomach pain every hour a couple of days already, she is 11 years old. Its strange she says its been happening allweek?

Abdominal pain: Has she had recent bowel movements? Is she in early puberty? Important to discuss with her doctor if pain is associated with meals, her stool pattern, if she is also having nausea or vomiting. ...Read more

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When must one call the doctor about a child's stomach pain?

When must one call the doctor about a child's stomach pain?

ABDOMINAL PAIN: There are many causes of abdominal pain. If associated with vomiting, located in the right upper quadrant, with fever, you need to see your md.If associated with vomiting and lbm, you need consultation, etc. ...Read more

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Child has lower stomach pain. Hurts to move and touch. Urine dip said high white blood count and culture had no growth what could be wrong?

Child has lower stomach pain. Hurts to move and touch.  Urine dip said high white blood count and culture had no growth what could be wrong?

Sounds like: Eosinophilic inflammation of bowel. How many eosinophils in blood?. I recently found that this is due to faulty oxidation in brain (sounds strange?) because this kind of inflammation is guided by a reflex mechanism via the vagus nerve that runs from the brain to the bowel and known as the "inflammatory reflex" i advise seeking local help. ...Read more

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My child complains of stomach pain after her dose of orapred. Day6, she vomited after nite dose. 2moro she starts wean to qd. Do I keep on with wean?

My child complains of stomach pain after her dose of orapred. Day6, she vomited after nite dose. 2moro she starts wean to qd. Do I keep on with wean?

Need to call MD: The oropred may be causing gastritis and inflammation of her stomach. If the Prednisone is necessary then your doctor may be able to give her something to counteract it. Usually, if a course of medication is given, the doctor should be consulted if you feel it needs to be changed. ...Read more

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My child jumped on my stomach. Pain around belly button, lower, and above all on right side. Extreme nausea has instantly followed. Its not constant?

My child jumped on my stomach. Pain around belly button, lower, and above all on right side. Extreme nausea has instantly followed. Its not constant?

Abd pain & nausea : You must go to your doctor ASAP or ER. You have acute symptoms after abdominal trauma. Please don't ignore. Feel better. ...Read more

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10 yr old child has stomach pain - said it aches - from belly button upward not sure what to give him

There : There are many illnesses - some rare, some common - that can cause pain in this area for a child such as:
- gastresophageal reflux disease
- gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
- gastritis
- peptic ulcer disease
- pancreatitis
- gallbladder disease
- constipation
- appendicitis
- functional abdominal pain

and those are just a few of the things that could be causing it! without knowing more information and being able to examine your child, it's hard for me to be able to tell what's going on and how to direct you to treat him. The safest thing to do is to call his doctor. They may want to examine him or ask you a series of questions in order to figure out how serious his stomach pain is and what to do next. ...Read more

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Child vomited 2 nights ago with stomach pain & then ok. Then she vomited with stomach pain last night. 1 time vomiting each time then ok. No fever?

Child vomited 2 nights ago with stomach pain & then ok. Then she vomited with stomach pain last night. 1 time vomiting each time then ok. No fever?

Vomiting: Your child may have a viral illness that is causing her vomiting. Keep her on a bland diet avoiding greasy food, milk and milk products and juice. If vomiting continues a doctor's visit is in order. ...Read more

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I get stomach pain after eating honey or avocado that lasts for hours to come.A very little amount can cause this. It started after birth of my child.

I get stomach pain after eating honey or avocado that lasts for hours to come.A very little amount can cause this. It started after birth of my child.

Heart Burn : Or acid reflux causing gerd. Gastroesophogeal reflux disease can lead to more serious complications. Even if its coming from your stomach, you need to find out the cause and treat it. Speak to your dr. You may need upper GI endoscopy-look into your throat and stomach or a barium swallow x-rayt. Treatment depends on whats found.. In the meantime, try raising the head of your bed and no late food. ...Read more

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My daughter had a stomach ache during last holidays which lasted for 1 month.All tests were clear.Taking basket ball & swimmin coaching in the morning?

My daughter had a stomach ache during last holidays which lasted for 1 month.All tests were clear.Taking basket ball & swimmin coaching in the morning?

?Stress/anxiety?: You don't say how old your daughter is, but abdominal pain without an obvious physical reason can often reflect mental anguish. One of our mechanisms for dealing with anxiety is to convert it to physical symptoms. It might be helpful to have her see a child psychologist and talk this out. Good luck and hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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My kid 14 girl hasn't had a bm 4 7 days and she's vomiting stomach pain gave her laxative not working ?

My kid 14 girl hasn't had a bm 4 7 days and she's vomiting stomach pain gave her laxative not working ?

Is she constipated?: A teenage girl can tell a parent if she has had a hard time pooping. If yes, then she has been constipated, and does need a "clean out". If she has been pooping soft or loose poops, every 1/2 to 2 days, without problems, then she is unlikely to be holding on to a big amount of poop (meaning little will come out with laxatives). The dr. Can decide if an enema is needed (they are over-the-counter). ...Read more

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What does prominent lymphoid tissue in the descending Colon mean in a 6 year old child with stomach pain and bloating?

What does prominent lymphoid tissue in the descending Colon mean in a 6 year old child with stomach pain and bloating?

Need more info: This is a very non-specific finding and is probably normal. I don't know how it was discovered or on what type of test. I would discuss the result with the ordering provider and discuss it in response to the symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad stomach pain after every meal? I see a GI at a children's hospital for EoE but can't see her about this b/c parents don't have time

Stomach pain: Until your parents can take to the gastroentrologist, try to eat small frequent healthy bland diet, avoid spicy, fried, fatty & fast food, avoid caffeine, you can try OTC antiacids such as zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec & so on. I hope you feel better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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My kid 12 year son can't make bowle and has stomach pain and fever and stool softener not helping ?

My kid 12 year son can't make bowle and has stomach pain and fever and stool softener not helping
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Clean-out needed: If you keep giving bulk laxatives without getting him cleaned out, he'll just cramp worse. Your pede or a pede GI may want a plain x-ray of his abdomen, then prescribe go-litely or enemas if he's too impacted. Once cleared, they'll have you give him MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) for at least 6 months. Chronic constipation can lead to diverticulosis & diverticulitis in adulthood, so it'll be good to seek treatment now. ...Read more

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Know a child with noonan &always in ER with EXTREME stomach pain on cyproheptadine,vitb1,tramadol,Omeprazole, Netropin, spin 20. Labs normal. Ideas??

See gastroenterologi: There are many potential reasons for extreme abdominal pain including a sudden twisting of the bowel . The first step would be to consult a gastroenterologist preferably one in pediatrics. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, uncontrollable nausea and vomiting on and off for 2 yrs now. Not heartburn/have tried changing diet all kids of ways. Any ideas helpful?

Stomach pain, uncontrollable nausea and vomiting on and off for 2 yrs now. Not heartburn/have tried changing diet all kids of ways. Any ideas helpful?

Nausea: Pain, nausea and vomiting can be a chronic problem but you need to find the cause. If simple diet changes have not helped (gluten, milk, etc) then a further evaluation for helicobacter pylori (blood test) which is a bacterial infection causing ulcers, gastritis (inflammation of stomach lining) and underlying conditions like celiac disease (blood test) should be considered. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 26 yrs old, have 3 children age 3.5yrs, 2 & 6 months & for the last 2 weeks i've been experiencing sharp stomach pain on occasion & almost constant abdominal pain, migraine like headaches, hot & cold flashes and dizziness. I've also experienced ra

Hi i'm 26 yrs old, have 3 children age 3.5yrs, 2 & 6 months &  for the last 2 weeks i've been experiencing sharp stomach pain on occasion & almost constant abdominal pain, migraine like headaches, hot & cold flashes and dizziness. I've also experienced ra

Difficult: We always think of gall bladder issues in women of child-bearing age. But it could be your appendix (2 weeks sounds unlikely, though), severe reflux, an ulcer, a gastroenteritis (infection -- viral vs bacterial), etc... Numerous possibilities including female organs too. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my 10year old child to take tums (calcium carbonate) for some stomach pain after eating some spicy chips?

Yes: But limit the dosage to a couple every 6 hrs or so for no more than a day. Avoid carbonated beverage and acidic drinks (soda,tea,orange juice,etc) avoid caffeine and laying down after eating.If it persists for more than a day call his/her doc. ...Read more

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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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