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How is abdominal pain in children diagnosed?

Your doctor will take a medical history and ask about when the pain started, how it feels, where it is and what your child ate beforehand, to see if there is an easy explanation. A physical examination involving gently examining your child's tummy is usually required to try to pinpoint the origin of the pain. Your doctor may request blood, urine or stool samples to be sent away for analysis. An abdominal X-ray may be requested if further investigation is needed.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 22 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Appendicitis


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