Functional Abdominal Pain

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Teenage Girls Dealing With Digestive Issues & Gut Pain

Medically reviewed by Jeffrey Lazarus, MD, FAAP on May 18, 2020 Author, Controlling Your Gut Feelings Blog   Overview Let’s face it, life for teenagers isn’t as easy going as it was 50 or 60 years ago. Put yourself in the shoes of a teenage girl, and the stress really piles on. Between rigorous schedules, …

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How do I solve my child’s chronic stomach pain?

If your child has stomach pain, or nausea, and all of the test results are normal, she may have a condition for which medication is not helpful. The first thing is to have your child evaluated by her primary care clinician to be sure that there is nothing medically that is contributing to the problem. …

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What Does the Research Say About Treating Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders?

There is a growing body of research that addresses functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and their treatment. These are some of the studies I have found helpful as I continue my work with children, adolescents, and young adults with these conditions. A large trial that focused on children with functional abdominal pain (FAP) and irritable bowel …

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Functional Abdominal Pain – How Parents Make It Worse: What You Focus On, You Amplify

When children and adolescents have functional abdominal pain (FAP), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or functional dyspepsia (FD), their healthcare clinicians typically ask them, “What’s your pain level today?” and “What’s your average daily pain level?” If I tell you, “Don’t think of a white horse, don’t think of a white horse, don’t think of a …

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