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My son has been having stomach pains. No vomiting no nausea.?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Childhood belly pain

Abdominal discomfort in childhood occurs commonly--upwards of 20% of some age groups have it.
A now archaic term that describes it best is RAP ("recurrent abdominal pain"). The rome 3 criteria, so helpful in adults in distinguishing functional versus organic problems, is not validated in kids. Nevertheless, some simple labs, x-rays, and directed questions may clarify whether to be concerned.

In brief: Childhood belly pain

Abdominal discomfort in childhood occurs commonly--upwards of 20% of some age groups have it.
A now archaic term that describes it best is RAP ("recurrent abdominal pain"). The rome 3 criteria, so helpful in adults in distinguishing functional versus organic problems, is not validated in kids. Nevertheless, some simple labs, x-rays, and directed questions may clarify whether to be concerned.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Viral?

It sounds like a viral illness.
If not better, you should be seen and evaluated for more serious problems.

In brief: Viral?

It sounds like a viral illness.
If not better, you should be seen and evaluated for more serious problems.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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