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Abdominal cramps become severe stabbing pain.

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My 16-year-old daughter has been having upper abdominal pain off and on for 4 days now. It starts as a cramp and becomes severe stabbing pain. During this pain, she cannot eat, and if she tries to, she vomits. The pain wakes her up at night. She also has been running a low fever during the evenings only. She does not have the severe pain as often during the day. She has suffered from mild cramping of the abdominal area occasionally since about age 12, and her pediatrician said it was constipation and to drink more water and use Miralax. I thought this time was the same thing, but it has never gone on for days like this. She is not pregnant and is an otherwise healthy person.


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replied July 27th, 2014
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Give her some antispasmodic and some ant acid like proton pump inhibitor. Constipation history and bowel habits make it a gastrointestinal and needs a little assessment.get to a gastroenterologist and see what comes up. Soft diet and plenty fluids till then. Non nsaids and no spices or chocolates of tomatoes potato in excess.
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