ADVICE LINE: 703-327-0075
BILLING & INSURANCE: 703-327-1800
25055 Riding Plaza, Suite 150
South Riding, VA 20152
MONDAY - THURSDAY:
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Our office is closed on Sundays.
There are many potential causes of belly pain. Any pain that is severe or prolonged deserves a visit to the office. The information below is designed to help with suggestions for relief overnight for acute onset abdominal pain and to determine whether or not to seek emergency care for your child.
If your child has vomiting and/or diarrhea – see the Vomiting & Diarrhea topic below.
For Intermittent gas pain, a warm water bottle (hot water bottle) on the abdomen may be soothing. We occasionally will recommend some Tylenol (acetaminophen) for temporary pain relief. In general if there is a risk of dehydration, we avoid the use of ibuprofen.
If the pain is chronic or recurrent, causes are multiple and include:
This list is not all–inclusive and determining the cause usually requires an office visit. If you feel your child’s pain is a chronic problem or due to stress, please let our front desk know so they can give the physicians adequate appointment time to take a complete history.