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Constipation

What is constipation? Constipation is a common bowel problem in children. It refers to passing hard stools with difficulty, less frequently than normal. A child is considered to have constipation if they pass motion less than four times per week. Constipation affects up to 30% of children and is particularly common among toddlers and pre-school […]

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Gastric Pain: Helicobacter Pylori Infection

What is Helicobacter pylori? Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) is a bacteria that is found in the stomach. There are many people in Asia including children with H pylori infection. In some patients, H pylori can cause stomach or gastric pain due to the following reasons: The H pylori can cause inflammation of the stomach lining […]

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Abdominal Pain or Discomfort

Abdominal Pain in Children Abdominal pain is a very common problem in children and adolescents. There are many causes of abdominal pain originating from the various organs in the abdomen- the stomach, the digestive tract, the liver, kidneys, pancreas or spleen. Chronic abdominal pain may be due to organic causes or functional causes. Organic causes […]