Recurrent Abdominal Pain

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a. Lactose intolerance requires restriction of dairy products and calcium supplementation.

b. Constipation is treated with bulk agents or mild stimulant.
c. Salicylates are used for one week as an antiinflammatory agent frequently enough to allow musculoskeletal pain to subside.
d. If functional bowel disease is diagnosed the most important component of it is reassurance of child and family members, that there is no evidence of a serious underlying disorder. It is important that the child returns to regular activities. Medication are unhelpful except for a transient placebo effect. Visceral muscle relaxants may be tried empirically (anticholinergics). Relaxation techniques are useful.

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Dear Sir, I am suffering from stomach pain since september 2009 and i have taken a lots of medicine from locality doctors but I am still suffering from my pain. help me and suggest any type of medicine which is better for my stomach pain. Regards R.K. Sharma


very informative article. my child of age 6 is suffering from abdominal pain from last 1 week but no clue. We have made several trips to doctor but the doctor did not suggest all of the above diagnosis. Urine test and ultrasound were given. Still no clue why this is reoccurring with my child. When she complaints abdominal pain, it usually lasts for few hours. After a vomit, she is usually fine. This is still continuing......

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