Health Tip: Is a Stomachache Serious?
(HealthDay News) -- When your child complains of a stomachache, it's usually nothing to worry about. But sometimes stomach pain can signal a more serious problem.
The University of Michigan Health System explains these warning signs that a child's stomachache requires a doctor's attention:
If the child is growing more slowly than typical, or is losing weight.
If the child has excessive vomiting or chronic, severe diarrhea.
If the child is losing blood from the gastrointestinal tract, or has a fever that can't be explained.
If the child has persistent right-side abdominal pain.
If the child has a family history of inflammatory bowel disease.
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