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5-year-old child says belly hurts badly when she pushes on it, at & below belly button. She is not constipated. What could it be? What signs 2 look 4?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
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In brief: Several things...

Has she had any contacts with illness? Any recent travel? Loose stools? Bloody Stools? Any contact with animals, pets, in particular reptiles? Past history of constipation? Any fever? Is pain intermittent? or is it persistent and worsening? Can she walk? or is she lying very still? These are the first questions we will ask when evaluating her.

In brief: Several things...

Has she had any contacts with illness? Any recent travel? Loose stools? Bloody Stools? Any contact with animals, pets, in particular reptiles? Past history of constipation? Any fever? Is pain intermittent? or is it persistent and worsening? Can she walk? or is she lying very still? These are the first questions we will ask when evaluating her.
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In brief: Fever, vomiting

Is the child vomiting? Any fever? Decreased appetite? Consider appendicitis

In brief: Fever, vomiting

Is the child vomiting? Any fever? Decreased appetite? Consider appendicitis
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