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What is the outlook for abdominal pain in children?

The outlook for most cases of abdominal pain in children is good, with the majority of cases passing with simple bed rest, sips of water and mild pain-relief medications. If your child has a medical reason for their pain, they will be referred to a specialist or treated in hospital, where recovery is usually quick and uneventful.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 22 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Appendicitis


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