Abdominal pain (peds)

For adult patients see Abdominal pain, abdominal pain in pregnancy, and/or abdominal pain (geriatrics)

Background

  • Bilious emesis is a surgical emergency until proven otherwise

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Pediatric Abdominal Pain

0–3 Months Old

3 mo–3 y old

3 y old–adolescence

Evaluation

Depends on location and history

Management

  • Based on diagnosis

Disposition

  • Depends on underlying etiology
    • If symptoms are fully resolved and the patient has a benign abdominal exam, most patients go home with return precautions
    • In general, unclear cases with continued pain should NOT be discharged home

See Also

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