When to take a child to the ER with stomach pain

When to take a child to the ER with stomach pain

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– Abdominal pain that is persistent. Stomach that may be tender to the touch especially on the right side. Pain extending to the back, or if the abdominal pain is accompanied by fever and vomiting. Lastly, you should be
worried if you see blood. If the child is vomiting
or has blood in the urine, or blood in the stool. There’s some specific age groups where we’re concerned
about special conditions. In newborns, it’s important
to bring the child for evaluation if they are vomiting bile, which is yellow-green and
has a neon tint to it. Or, if there is persistent
and forceful vomiting. Toddlers have a special
condition that we worry about if they are having persistent vomiting with periods of lethargy
alternating with irritability. It’s especially worrisome if
there’s blood in the stool.

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