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Some children have frequent recurrent ab­dominal pain. Overeating can cause stom­ach discomfort. So can gas, constipation, food intolerance, intestinal infections and food poisoning, urinary tract infections, ap­pendicitis, and many other serious medical conditions, the majority of which are quite rare.

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Inguinal Hernia

If you notice a small lump or bulge in your child’s groin area or an enlargement of the scrotum, you may have discovered an inguinal hernia. This condition occurs when an opening in the lower abdominal wall allows the child’s intestine to squeeze through.