Sore Tummy

Children often complain of a “sore tummy”.  What should you do about this?
Should you ignore it, comfort your child or investigate? 

Tummy / abdominal pain can come from so many causes / illness that these children should have a full paediatric assessment.
The degree of investigation would depend on the severity and length of the pain.

The list of problems can include:

  • Colic in babies
  • Gastric reflux
  • Abdominal migraine
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Constipation
  • Twisted bowel (mal rotation)
  • Appendix
  • Urine infection
  • Gluten intoelrcae
  • Cows milk allergy
  • Stres and functional pain

 To work this out usually requires blood tests, poo tests, and sometimes endoscopy, ultrasound or x-ray.
We can organise all of this for you at The Childrens Clinic | Allergy Centre, Christchurch.

Paediatric services.
Getting children healthy again.