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When should the doctor be called immediately?
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Medical opinion should be sought when:-

  • The pain is severe, constant or lasts for more than 2 hours.
  • The pain comes and goes (cramps) and lasts for more than 24 hours.
  • The pain is in the scrotum or testicle.
  • The pain is followed by repeated vomiting and fever.
  • The child looks very sick.

No medications for stomach cramps should be given without consulting the doctor. All laxatives, enemas, and painkillers should be avoided. Laxatives and enemas may make the pain worse by stimulating the bowel and painkillers may mask a more serious illness like appendicitis.