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My 8 year old often complains that her stomach hurts. What could be going on?
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Dr. Hanford Brace
Family Medicine
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In brief: Dyspepsia
A child age 8 should have no complaints like this except on rare occasion from something she eats.
If steady complaints it is called dyspepsia usually. A vague term for stomach digestive symptoms. This in my opinion requires a doctor visit to get to real reason. Ulcers are uncommon, bowel problems are uncommon etc. This is best resolved by good family doc or good pediatrician.

In brief: Dyspepsia
A child age 8 should have no complaints like this except on rare occasion from something she eats.
If steady complaints it is called dyspepsia usually. A vague term for stomach digestive symptoms. This in my opinion requires a doctor visit to get to real reason. Ulcers are uncommon, bowel problems are uncommon etc. This is best resolved by good family doc or good pediatrician.
Dr. Hanford Brace
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
In brief: Abdominal migraine?
2-3% of children have abdominal migraine, the equivalent of adult with migraine in the head! at times, stress/problems at school such as being bullied/picked-on can causse child to come up with such symptoms, thus u should try to find out.
.More pain during school days, and no problem during weekend may be good clues etc..She may have genuine problem too..So consult doc for an eval..Good luck.

In brief: Abdominal migraine?
2-3% of children have abdominal migraine, the equivalent of adult with migraine in the head! at times, stress/problems at school such as being bullied/picked-on can causse child to come up with such symptoms, thus u should try to find out.
.More pain during school days, and no problem during weekend may be good clues etc..She may have genuine problem too..So consult doc for an eval..Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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