Recurrent abdominal pain of childhood

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Recurrent abdominal pain of childhood is a problem of pediatric gastroenterology in which a well, growing child has midline, relapsing, non-radiating pain in the abdomen. There is minimal relation to visceral function (eating, passing gas, stooling, urinating), an onset at 6-8 yrs, and usually resolution at puberty. Treatment consists of reassurance, coping strategies, and active observation.