9 year old with stomach pains

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-10-2008
9 year old with stomach pains
Mon, 05-16-2011 - 11:14pm

My son will be 10 in July.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Tue, 05-17-2011 - 2:09pm

Oh, Melissa, I know how hard it is to watch a little one suffering! I am sorry to hear your little guy is having such a hard time.

Does his pain seem to have any relationship to what he is eating? A food diary might help determine that. Is he under any unusual stress right now? That can be a big trigger for GI problems. My daughter missed a week of school in junior high before we realized it was stress-related.

The only thing I can suggest is to go ahead with an appointment with a GI specialist. If there is one who specializes in pediatrics, that would be best. Good luck to you and your son and keep us posted on what happens.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-28-2011
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 11:16am

We are going through the EXACT same thing with our 14 yr old son.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 3:25pm

I feel so bad hearing someone so young feels bad. I get nausea and burning too. I take a lot of tums. Along with Prilosec 2x'd a day. How is he doing now? Have you found anything new out?

Good luck!