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Vomiting or Nausea in Children

Your child has nausea and/or vomiting and also has a stomachache. Stomachache, or abdominal pain as doctors call it, sometimes can be a sign of a serious illness.

Do any of the following statements describe your child?

He has a high fever.

He says that the abdominal pain is very bad. (If your young child is in pain, he may arch his back or pull his legs up.)

The pain seems to be located in the lower-right part of his abdomen.

His abdominal pain has been constant, and has lasted for at least three hours.

His belly is swollen or hard.

He is vomiting a lot, but it doesn't make him feel better.

There is blood in his stool.

His scrotum or groin area is swollen (for girls, the groin area is swollen).

Yes, my child has at least one of these symptoms.

No, this does not describe my child.

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