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#1 tenar

Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:29 PM


DD1 often complains of having a "sore tummy".  No other related symptoms.  She then goes on to play or eat or whatever just fine.  

Does anyone else's preschooler do that?    I'm wondering if it's a stress thing?  She's a happy kid, but me and DH are often stressed and she picks up on it.  

Any ideas?

#2 PizzaSteve

Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

Hi, my DD used to do this - I thought it was nothing serious as she was otherwise fine so didn't do anything (I thought it was behavioural). However, I did end up seeing a GP about it some time later and he referred her to a gastro paed who diagnosed constipation. Needless to say, I felt terrible, even though she was regular so I had no idea.

So my suggestion for what its worth would be to let your doctor know, just in case.

#3 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

Worthwhile seeing GP and getting it noted.

Kids can get stomach migraines. I know when I was finally Dx with migraine at 12 GP said that explained lots of my childhood ( I also had appendix out too).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-...e-migraine.html

#4 libbylu

Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

Perhaps keep an eye on her bowel movements  (too soft or too hard or regular etc.) and see if you can see a correlation between when she complains and what happens next.
If they tend to be a bit hard, is she getting enough fiber in her diet?  Too much processed food used to give my DS a bit of constipation (savoury biscuits particularly for some reason).  And lots of fruit like apple and grapes would fix him up!




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