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Stomachaches can be caused by many things, from gas or constipation to stress, overeating, or a contagious stomach bug. Sometimes, complaints about stomach pain may have nothing to do with the stomach itself — pain can come from another part of the body.
Encourage kids to:
Ugh. Bellyaches. Find out what causes tummy trouble in this article for kids.
Constipation is a very common problem among kids, and it usually occurs because a child’s diet doesn’t include enough fluids and fiber. In most cases, simple changes can help kids go.
Sometimes, germs can get into food and cause food poisoning. Find out what to do if your child gets food poisoning – and how to prevent it.
The germs that get into food and cause food poisoning are tiny, but can have a powerful effect on the body. Find out what to do if you get food poisoning – and how to prevent it.
H. pylori bacteria can cause digestive illnesses, including gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
Got tummy troubles? Indigestion is a common condition that many people – even kids – have at one time or another. Find out more in this article for kids.
Stress happens when you are worried or uncomfortable about something. You may feel angry, frustrated, scared, or afraid. Our article for kids will help you manage stress.
Feeling sick to your stomach?
These bacterial infections can cause diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever. Good hand-washing and food safety habits can help prevent them.
Most vomiting is caused by gastroenteritis, and usually isn’t serious. These home-care tips can help prevent dehydration.
Appendicitis requires immediate medical attention, so it’s important to know its symptoms. The earlier it’s caught, the easier it is to treat.
Lots of different problems can cause similar kinds of stomach pain – not all of them related to the digestive system. Here are some clues about what could be going on.
Appendicitis happens when a part of the digestive system called the appendix gets inflamed or swells up.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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