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My 6 years old daughter complains of stomach pain

Hello everyone I am new here, what do I do if my 6 year old child keeps complaining of stomach pain even after hospital treatment and pain drugs, like ibrupofen, paracetamol and cocodamol thanks

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You know the 3 drugs are all pain killers.. So u can remove one and it doctor should prescribe something to hold the stomach once from hurting wen those drugs is administered.. meet doctor ozigbo ozigbo

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I think the stomach pain might be induced by the ibuprofen and other NSAIDs that she is being given and you need to let her doctor be aware of it. You also have to investigate and other issues that might be causing the pain apart from she discontinuing the NSAIDs and getting more stomach friendly pain medications.

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She needs to stay hydrated make her a green herb juice everyday to increase her bloods ability to carry oxygen but honestly she needs IV fluids and pain medicine to stop the process of pain fromThe clothing of blood cells in her vessels. That’s y she is so miserable they need to keep her in the hospital until it stops. And make sure she is not constipated from the pain meds. She needs to be on a bowel regimen with stool softener and probiotics. I’m sorry she is so miserable. Poor little baby .... advocate for her ask them what they would do if she was their loved one. Find a better doctor if you are not getting help.

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The pain from a sickle cell crisis can be extreme to say the least. It would be surprising if paracetamol, ibuprofen or cocodamol actually got rid of the pain.

I would say you have to discuss the issue with a doctor. The pain is bad enough but what triggered the crisis? Also, the pain is caused by damage being done to whichever part of the body is affected, so it’s worth getting an idea of whether it’s minor damage that’ll soon heal, or something more serious.

In the meantime, get her to take the painkillers you have, use a heat pad or hot water bottle, rub or gently massage the painful area, and distract her with something she likes. Stories, cartoons, whatever. The idea is to try and take her mind off the pain.

Finally, remember that keeping her warm and hydrated is very important.

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Constant abdominal pains in scd need proper investigation, first start with complete abdominal ultrasound scan to rule out any organ enlargement or pathology,then proceed to full blood investigations. Also try to exclude that its not due to overuse of nsaids such as ibuprofen. Also try to avoid giving her pain killers on empty stomach ,ideally should be gven with or after food.

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Thanks alot, scan has been done and the scan result is ok and everything normal. The doctor said scan can not detect voc, blood test was also repeated but the result showed infection. She has been given Lamox amoxicilin and liquid paracetamol and i am still watching her.

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