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stomach pain

so my oldest son (9) has been complaining about a pain about two inches below his belly button for along time now. about two years. now it's not all the time, it comes and goes. about once every couple of weeks to once a month. last year at his check up, i said something to his ped. and she had x rays of his belly done - and said they were normal. but now its been another year its time for his check up again, and i'm wondering if i should say something to the dr. or insist on more tests. but maybe it is just gas. i am wondering if this sounds familiar to anyone. has anyone had anything like this with their kids? or do you have any idea what it could be? thanks in advance, kris


Asked by kristyann at 6:51 PM on Nov. 11, 2008 in Health

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  • yeah i would def insist on more tests. i went to a few different drs for some stomach pain i was having. doesnt really sound like the same thing, but the point is, nobody helped me and i just got so frustrated i started trying stuff on my own. and im not a dr. so make em do their job. go in there and say FIGURE OUT WHATS WRONG WITH MY SON DANG ITT!!!!!!!!! maybe its just occasional UTI?? idk. does he drink enough water?? the dr proly already said that.

    Answer by rochellejames at 1:27 AM on Nov. 12, 2008

  • ask about irritable bowel syndrome, i was like that when i was younger, with that pain above my belly button, and never realized that having a bowel bovement once a week was not normal. i remember it being like that for as long as i can remember.

    Answer by smzuzu at 9:42 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • it could be a hernia, boys are definetly prone to it. The only basic way to test for it is to do CT scan. Better ask your doctor. Good luck

    Answer by Reggie2 at 6:11 PM on Nov. 12, 2008