It is very common for children to have stomach ache. Children may have a stomach ache for many different reasons, but usually it is not dangerous. Often stomach pain goes away by itself, but sometimes the child may need treatment.
Here you can read more about the problems and diseases of the stomach and intestines.
Gastric ulcer means that ulcers have formed in the lining of the stomach or duodenum. Most people with stomach ulcers get stomach upset, usually in the middle of the upper part of the stomach. Stomach ulcers are usually caused by a bacterium, but even some medications can cause stomach ulcers. Most people become good at treatment.
Between the stomach and the esophagus is the upper stomach. If it does not hold tightly, the contents of the stomach can be pushed up into the esophagus. It is called gastroesophageal reflux. If the stomach contents that are upset affect the child negatively, it is called gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Dyspepsia is the collective name for various symptoms that you may have in the upper abdomen. For example, you may feel sore or have a burning sensation in the stomach. Dyspepsia may be due to a disease, but most often the doctor does not find any cause for dyspepsia. Dyspepsia is therefore often called a sensitive stomach.
A child may have fluid deficiency when they have stomach illness or diarrhea. Give the child something to drink, preferably as soon as the child has become ill. Liquid is often enough, but sometimes the child needs fluid replacement.
Vomiting and diarrhea are the most common symptoms when children have stomach upset. The disease is almost always harmless and goes away within a couple of days. It is important that the child gets fluid, especially if the child has severe diarrhea at the same time. This is especially true for children under one year.
Liver cirrhosis means that the liver is damaged and it no longer works properly. Often this is because you have been drinking a lot of alcohol for several years, but you can also get liver cirrhosis for other reasons. The treatment depends on what caused the disease. It is important not to drink alcohol if you have liver cirrhosis.
Hepatitis C is a liver inflammation caused by a virus. The disease is transmitted mainly through blood. The most common way to get the infection is if you take drugs with syringes that are also used by others. With treatment with drugs, most people with hepatitis C can get well.
Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. The virus is infected by sexual contact or if you come into contact with infected blood. Most people who get hepatitis B get completely healthy, but they can still infect others for months. Some have the disease throughout their lives. It is called chronic hepatitis B.
Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. The disease usually goes away by itself, but you may be tired for many months afterwards. Hepatitis A is most often transmitted through food and drink. You who have hepatitis need to follow certain rules so as not to pass the infection on.
Gallstones are a kind of crystals that form in the gallbladder. They can be very painful but usually do not cause any serious illness. The pain sits under the ribs on the right side and usually comes in turns. Many people who have gallstones have no problems at all.
Chronic pancreatic inflammation means that the pancreas has an inflammation that does not pass. Inflammation is often due to the fact that you have been drinking a lot of alcohol for a long time, but can also be due to other things. It is important to stop drinking alcohol, for whatever reason.
Acute inflammation of the pancreas is usually due to the fact that you have gallstones, or that you have been drinking a lot of alcohol. Inflammation often goes away by itself, but you may need to receive hospital care in the meantime.
The winter malaise is caused by calicivirus and spreads very easily. If you get sick, it is often enough to rest and drink properly. You usually get better within one to three days. A good way to prevent infection is to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Tourist diarrhea is a collective name for stomach upset that you can get while traveling. There is a greater risk of getting tourist diarrhea in countries with poor water treatment. The disease often goes away within three to four days. It is important that you drink extra during the time, especially in hot weather.
An intestinal pocket is a bulge in the mucous membrane of the colon. It is common to have bowel pockets and usually they are not noticed. An intestinal pocket can become inflamed, and you then get stomach and fever. Inflammation often goes away without treatment, but if you become very ill, you may need to receive hospital care.