Stomachaches can be caused by many things, from gas or constipation to stress, overeating, or a contagious stomach bug. Sometimes, complaints about stomach pain may have nothing to do with the stomach itself — pain can come from another part of the body.
Encourage kids to:
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014
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