Abdominal Pain

Advice for Parents and Carers

If your child has any of the following:

  • Becomes pale, mottled and feels abnormally cold to touch
  • Is going blue around the lips
  • Becomes confused or very lethargic (difficult to wake)
  • Has green or blood stained vomit
  • Develops severe pain despite pain relief such as paracetamol or ibuprofen






You child needs urgent help.

please phone 999 or go to the nearest hospital emergency (A+E) department

 

If your child has any of the following:

  • Develops a swollen tummy
  • Has blood in their poo or wee
  • Experiences constant pain for more than 1 day despite pain killers
  • Has a fever or symptoms continuing for more than 5 days
  • Becomes increasingly thirsty
  • Is weeing significantly more or less than normal
  • Develops yellow skin or eyes
  • Has weight loss






You need to contact a doctor or nurse today

please ring your GP surgery or contact NHS Wales 111 

If your child:

  • Is alert and interacts with you
  • Develops diarrhoea & vomiting but no red or amber signs
  • Experiences pain associated with menstruation in a girl
  • Is frequently constipated






Self care

Continue providing your child’s care at home. If you are still concerned about your child, ring your GP surgery or contact NHS Wales 111 

  • Ensure your child has regular food and drink (clear fluids) and regular pain relief (paracetamol/ ibuprofen should be given as per manufacturers instructions)

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