Topic: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest
Fact Sheet: Dyspepsia in Children807
Dyspepsia refers to pain or discomfort centered in the upper abdomen. The symptom characteristics of dyspepsia in children are pain and discomfort in the upper middle region of the abdomen. Individuals often describe the pain as occurring around eating, after eating, or at night. The discomfort can be a sensation of fullness after meals, an early feeling of having had enough to eat (satiety), bloating, belching, nausea, retching, vomiting, regurgitation, anorexia, or food refusal. Diagnosis and treatment discussed. Revised and updated 2009.
Fact Sheet: Bellyaches in Children809
Every child complains about a bellyache now and then. How can a parent tell what is wrong, and if it is dangerous? It is not always easy. Children less than 5 or 6 years of age often do not have the words to describe their sensations accurately. Toddlers do not separate emotional from physical distress. The young child's bellyache may represent hunger, fatigue, or a need to use the bathroom. School age children may wake with bellyaches on school days. Are they sick, or just anxious about an important test? Revised and updated 2009.Topics: Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain
Without thinking much about it, most of us expect that doctors will be able to "explain" our aches, pains, and complaints by finding some sort of tissue damage or disease that causes our discomfort. Despite such expectations, many of us have learned that not all physical suffering can be neatly explained by a physical examination or by medical tests and procedures. Doctors call physical disorders that are real but not caused by tissue damage "functional" disorders. Children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) and their families struggle with this sometimes frustrating and confusing situation every day. This article reviews characteristics, causes, and treatments.Topics: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Pain Management
Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Home Based Guided Imagery to Treat Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain837
Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) is a frustrating condition for the family. The stomachaches and accompanying symptoms are unpredictable and not easily modifiable. Children may miss school and miss out on other things such as peer and family events. Many parents feel unable to cope and rely on medical professionals for diagnosis and treatment. Recent studies suggest that guided imagery and self-hypnosis are promising optioins for treating FAP.Topics: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Functional, Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Pain, Pain Management, Research
In this issue:
- Functional GI Disorders – Setting the Record Straight
- Infant Regurgitation
- VA Recognition of Functional GI Disorders
- New U.S. Food Safety Laws
- Resilience of Children Receiving Intravenous Nutrition
- Ask Questions about Tests
- Research Findings in Chronic GI Conditions
- Progressive GI Symptoms: Could it be Scleroderma?
Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.Topics: Brain-Gut, Colonic motility, inertia, pseudo-obstruction, DHM Magazines, Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Nausea, vomiting, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Tests, lower GI tract, Tests, upper GI tract
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