My 6 y/o has been complaining for the last 6 months Tummy ache/pain of the abdomen (around the navel area)/slightly swollen abdomen/discomfort when eating (will only eat a few bites)?
My question is for my child:
History: No previous conditions or hospitalization
Symptoms: Tummy ache/pain of the abdomen (around the navel area)/slightly swollen abdomen/discomfort when eating (will only eat a few bites)/lasts about 15-60 minutes at times, sometimes longer
It usually starts in the mornings, but limited to that time. After a lay down/nap & a cup of black tea seems to relieve it to an extent. She has been complaining for the last 6 months with the pains which started off once or twice every few weeks, but has increased to a few times a week in the last 3 weeks. Once the pain is gone, she instantly runs out of bed & out side to play, which she loves to do. Her diet varies, so i can not make a connection to food, aside from a daily intake of Weetbix/Kornflakes/Fresh milk/Bananas/Tea, those are the only daily foods, which she has always eaten/drank.
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Is there any other symptoms like diahrrea or fever?
Is there any high fiber fruits and vegetables in her daily meals?
Tummy pain in your daughter’s age is common and sometimes of unknown cause.
if she has no constipation or fever or any other signs then do not worry .
Just keep the balanced diet and activity.
Increase her fiber intake and monitor any other symptoms.
Anemia could cause low appetite in children which can be fixed by iron rich diet yet it does not explain tumy ache
Also as they grow the growth rate is reduced which cause lower apetite
I would go with stomach worms so i suggest checking her stool (stool analysis)