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Another Picture of chronic functional abdominal pain in children:
It's estimated that chronic abdominal pain affects between eight and 25 per cent of school-age children who often miss class. Now researchers show an association between "functional abdominal pain" that has no medical explanation and anxiety that persists (Reuters Health) - Talk therapy may help some children all youth have chronic stomach pain, studies suggest. When there's no clear medical cause for the pain - such as inflammatory bowel disease or celiac disease - it's known as functional abdominal If a child complains of stomachaches for more than three months but his or her doctor can’t find a physical cause, the child is said to have functional abdominal pain. The condition affects between 10 to 15 percent of school-aged children and is among OBJECTIVES: A significant proportion of children with functional abdominal pain develop chronic pain. Identifying clinical characteristics predicting pain persistence is important in targeting interventions. We examined whether child anxiety and/or pain Treatment of chronic abdominal pain depends upon its cause. As noted above, chronic abdominal pain in children is most often caused by a functional disorder for which no single treatment is best. Thus, most doctors recommend trying several treatments. Daily probiotics could provide relief for kids suffering from chronic abdominal pain They studied 141 Italian children between the ages of five and 14 suffering from functional abdominal pain, mostly resulting from irritable bowel syndrome. .
Chronic abdominal pain is a set of conditions where, although clinical evaluation and work-up do not reveal a cause, children truly perceive pain. Conditions that fall into this category include irritable bowel syndrome, functional constipation Dear Dr. Gott: Like the 15-year-old described in the letter you published, my 14-year-old daughter suffered with chronic had abdominal pain, five had regurgitation, three had nausea, and two had chest pain. All met symptom-based criteria for functional The most common are functional abdominal Child's Chronic Pain: A Pediatrician's Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood," will be published by HarperResource in January. "The pain system is turned on and stays on." Experts do not know why some children Dear Dr. Gott: Like the 15-year-old described in the letter you published, my 14-year-old daughter suffered with chronic had abdominal pain, five had regurgitation, three had nausea, and two had chest pain. All met symptom-based criteria for functional .