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How to approach recurring abdominal pain in children

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Recurrent abdominal pain is a common complaint in Recurrent abdominal pain is a common complaint in children

Abdominal pain (AP) is a very common complaint caused by a variety of conditions. Mild or moderate AP affects practically all children of all ages. The pain usually settles spontaneously without medical intervention. AP severe enough to require medical intervention has both surgical and non-surgical causes. It is responsible for considerable morbidity, missed school days and significant use of health resources.

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