Stomachaches for Kids
Ugh. Bellyaches. Find out what causes tummy trouble in this article for kids.
X-Ray Exam: Abdomen for Parents
An abdominal X-ray can help find the cause of many abdominal problems, such as pain, kidney stones, intestinal blockage, a hole in the intestine, or an abdominal mass such as a tumor.
First Aid: Pain With Urinating (Peeing) for Parents
When it hurts to pee, a urinary tract infection (UTI) is usually to blame. But there are other causes. Here's what to do.
Ultrasound: Abdomen for Parents
Doctors order abdominal ultrasounds when they're concerned about symptoms such as abdominal pain, repeated vomiting, abnormal liver or kidney function tests, or a swollen belly.
Intussusception for Parents
Intussusception is the most common cause of bowel blockages in very young children. Quick treatment can help them recover without lasting problems.
Pancreatitis for Parents
Pancreatitis is sometimes mistaken for a stomach virus because symptoms can include fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Symptoms usually get better on their own, but sometimes treatment is needed.
Epigastric Hernias for Parents
An epigastric hernia is when part of the intestines pushes through the abdominal muscles between the belly button and the chest. Many are small, cause no symptoms, and don't need treatment.
Word! Peritonitis for Kids
Peritonitis is when the tissue that covers the inside wall of abdomen gets swollen and irritated, usually due to an infection.
Helicobacter pylori for Parents
H. pylori bacteria can cause digestive illnesses, including gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
Hernias for Teens
A hernia is an opening or weakness in the wall of a muscle, tissue, or membrane that normally holds an organ in place. Learning to prevent hernias isn't hard to do - check out these tips.