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Dr Maryam Iqbal, Dr Zamurd, Dr Umar Hayat


Objective: The purpose of this research work is to know about the reasons of Recurrent Abdominal Pain in children and to find suggestions to overcome this trouble. Methodology: This is an observational study and it was carried out in Indus hospital Lahore and the duration of this study was from August 2015 to July 2018. Children from 2 to 15 years of age with recurring belly pain were selected for this research. Total participants of the study were 150 children. A special document was designed for the collection of data. Blood, urine and fresh waste of the participant children was examined. The patients of the study who were suffering of upper belly pain without or with signs in the stomach abnormality were assessed for by checking of blood plasma. Endoscopy testing and some other tests like chest X-ray were carried out for patients who were found positive in Elisa method. All the participants were checked after two weeks for 90 days and special medication was carried out as per the cause of the disease. Results: One third of the participants were females and average age of the participants was 8.9 years. The average duration of the sign was sixteen months. Epigastric pain was found in sixty-five percent sufferers, complete belly pain was found in twenty-five percent patients, pain near the sexual organs was discovered in five percent patients and lower abdomen pain was found in five percent sufferers. Thirty-three percent infections were caused by Protozoa as giardiasis and amoebiasis which was the most common cause. Thirty-one percent was caused by Helicobacter pylori. 15 cases have to face endoscopy as treatment. The removal of the tissue of the patients to check the illness was positive in all the participants for H. Pylori. Worms were found in 13% patients. Gastro oesophageal reflux was found in ten percent patients. There were some other causes of the pain in different percentages of the patients like infection in urine path, constipation etc. Conclusions: One of the common illness problem in the children is recurring belly pain. Its treatment is not too much expensive and it can easily preventable with medical check-ups and laboratory testing. Healthy food, clean surroundings, germ free water with good quality and personnel cleanliness can hinder the cause of infection to spread. KEY WORDS: Giardiasis, Abdomen, Diagnoses, Infection, Worms, Healthy Food, Laboratory, Pylori, Gastro Oesophageal Reflux.

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