First Aid: Stomachachesenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-FA-Stomachaches-enHD.jpgStomachaches are common in childhood, and often caused by gas, constipation or viruses. Find out when a stomachache requires a trip to the doctor.tummy ache, tummy, stomach, stomach ache, stomack, belly, bellyache, belly ache, belly pain, pain in belly, digestive, digestion, indigestion, stomach problem, stomach problems, sick, feel sick, feeling sick, why do i feel sick? nausea, nauseous, nauseated, nashous natious, causes of stomachaches, throw up, puke, puking, why am i puking, vomit, vomiting, causes of vomiting, can't poop, can't go to the bathroom, colon, intestine, appendix, heartburn, abdomen, sharp pain, dull pain, CD1Gastroenterology10/20/200906/28/201809/02/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD06/15/2018b5dde244-0212-4cfb-9fe6-03349df5e6e7https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stomachaches-sheet.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-aid-guides.html/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-firstaid-enBT.jpg" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-symptoms-ab-pain.html/">Stomachaches</a> can be caused by many things, from gas or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipation.html/">constipation</a> to stress, overeating, or a contagious <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-gastroenteritis.html/">stomach bug</a>. Sometimes, complaints about stomach pain may have nothing to do with the stomach itself &mdash; pain can come from another part of the body.</p> <h3>Signs and Symptoms</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a></li> <li>nausea</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea.html/">diarrhea</a></li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipation.html/">constipation</a></li> <li>sore throat</li> <li>heartburn</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a></li> <li>bloating</li> <li>cramping</li> <li>painful urination</li> </ul> <h3>Get Medical Care if a Stomachache Happens Along With:</h3> <ul> <li>pain that's frequent, increasing, or severe</li> <li>pain that starts near the belly button, then moves to the lower right side of the belly</li> <li>trouble walking due to pain</li> <li>repeated vomiting, especially if it is greenish-yellow</li> <li>signs of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dehydration.html/">dehydration</a></li> <li>trouble having a bowel movement (poop)</li> <li>bloody or black bowel movements</li> <li>loss of appetite for more than a day or two</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <p>Encourage kids to:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/portions.html/">avoid overeating</a> or eating right before going to sleep</li> <li>never share utensils, cups, straws, etc.</li> <li>get plenty of <a class="kh_anchor">fluids</a> and fiber-rich foods like fruits and vegetables</li> <li>reduce fatty, greasy foods like fries and burgers</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hand-washing.html/">wash hands</a> well, especially before eating and after going to the bathroom</li> <li>get lots of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sleep.html/">sleep</a> and talk about their worries to help deal with stress</li> </ul>
AppendicitisAppendicitis requires immediate medical attention, so it's important to know its symptoms. The earlier it's caught, the easier it is to treat.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/appendicitis.html/fcb8ef1e-0659-4a9d-a042-11f4d283f63e
Campylobacter InfectionsThese bacterial infections can cause diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever. Good hand-washing and food safety habits can help prevent them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/campylobacter.html/1b376c32-47d6-42a6-9eed-50dbd918e201
ConstipationConstipation is a very common problem among kids, and it usually occurs because a child's diet doesn't include enough fluids and fiber. In most cases, simple changes can help kids go.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipation.html/daadcdeb-56c7-48cf-aef9-460c9922304a
Food PoisoningSometimes, germs can get into food and cause food poisoning. Find out what to do if your child gets food poisoning - and how to prevent it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/food-poisoning.html/3574049c-833d-4fb5-b597-6a9d1c4aae09
Helicobacter pyloriH. pylori bacteria can cause digestive illnesses, including gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/h-pylori.html/de8ded73-3d39-47b3-a1ba-9404b2011122
IndigestionGot tummy troubles? Indigestion is a common condition that many people - even kids - have at one time or another. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/indigestion.html/6dc2ec27-3d43-4589-a442-b76698315ea3
StomachachesLots of different problems can cause similar kinds of stomach pain - not all of them related to the digestive system. Here are some clues about what could be going on.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/stomachaches.html/f9b9598e-0232-4add-9fea-e6a8591cb740
StressStress happens when you are worried or uncomfortable about something. You may feel angry, frustrated, scared, or afraid. Our article for kids will help you manage stress.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/stress.html/5ac9d7d6-f2cb-4e04-b38d-dd809eeaa74f
VomitingMost vomiting is caused by gastroenteritis, and usually isn't serious. These home-care tips can help prevent dehydration.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/20a54ee4-1e9e-4822-9631-614f8e08d622
Word! AppendicitisAppendicitis happens when a part of the digestive system called the appendix gets inflamed or swells up.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-appendicitis.html/82b681ea-1c08-4b94-abcb-075e4fb1561e
Word! GastroenteritisFeeling sick to your stomach?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-gastroenteritis.html/192d04b6-3469-4bf9-8d7e-438cf4de2ac5
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