Abdominal Pain in Kids: When to Worry
Thu, 8/23/2012 9:59 AM
When your child complains of stomach pain more often that not, it can cause concern for parents. Is it just a virus or something more? We asked Dr. Mark Corkins, director of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Le Bonheur, about this topic. Here's what he had to say:
What are some of the most common causes for abdominal pain in children?
Are there other symptoms parents should watch for to know if a stomach ache is more serious than just a virus?
How can parents tell if the abdominal pain is caused by a food allergy?
What are some common food allergies that cause digestive issues for kids?
Can kids with chronic stomach aches benefit from an alternative diet -- even if testing for a gluten or other allergy comes back negative?
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