The child has a sore left side
No parents are immune from the fact that their child may have pain in the left side. Most often it manifests itself under various physical loads, for example, when running. If such cases are rare, there is no reason to worry. But if the pain in the side is systematic, you should always go to a medical facility. After all, only a doctor, after a thorough examination of the child, can establish its causes. Probably, it is required to hand over necessary analyzes.
It is quite often that pain in the left side occurs in children who have not yet begun to speak and are not able to say what is bothering them. To determine this, parents should know the signs of this negative manifestation.
If the child has a sore left side, the symptoms are as follows:
- sudden crying for no apparent reason;
- low mobility and lethargy;
- diarrhea or vomiting;
- poor sleep and refusal to eat.
In addition, if the child has a pain in the left side underneath, he can assume a posture, in which the pain stops or becomes less severe. In particular, this pose is "bald", when the baby sits tightly pressing his knees to the stomach or chest.
Symptoms of pain in the left side also include a protruding cold sweat, pale skin, weakness of abdominal muscles. The last is most important! If parents noticed that the baby's muscles are weak, immediately call an "ambulance".
It should be clearly understood that if the child regularly has a pain in his left side, be sure to contact the appropriate specialist. After all, in order to cope with it, it is necessary to establish exactly its causes and undergo a course of treatment.
Which organs are in the left side?
In the left side there is a lung, heart, pancreas, diaphragm, spleen, part of the stomach and other important organs. Because of a disruption in the work of one of them, pain may arise.
Of course, it is impossible to find out precisely which organ has a pathology without carrying out appropriate medical research. This can be determined only by passing the tests prescribed by the doctor.
Causes of pain
If the child has a sore left side, then you need not only to know the location of pain localization, but also its nature. There are three main types:
Chronic pain in the side is typical for any disorders of the digestive system. In particular, diarrhea, gastroduodenitis, gastritis. Such pain can be associated with various stressful situations. For example, with overeating or starvation of a child, a change in diet or time of feeding. In such cases, the pain is of a short duration. Parents are required to closely monitor how many times a day and at what time a child takes food.
Acute pain is paroxysmal and sharp. Its cause may be various injuries, infections or pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract.
If the cause is Gastrointestinal problems, then there is stretching or contraction of the intestinal musculature, and the child has a sore left side in the lower abdomen. Such a phenomenon is a direct signal to immediate treatment in a medical institution for the conduct of surgical intervention. Of course, before this should be an accurate diagnosis. Take into account, in such a situation, you can not hesitate, because in a short time the state of the baby can get worse.
If a sharp pain in the left side of the baby is caused by an infection, you should immediately consult a doctor. Its cause may be a hernia, colitis, curvature of the bowels or diverticulitis. Quite often, the latter is typical for children who are overweight. This is due to the fact that the intestine is able to "become entangled". This can happen unexpectedly, for no apparent reason. It also stops suddenly. After a pain in the left side caused by an infection, the baby may have a loose stool and vomiting.
False pain in the side is associated with malfunctions of organs located in the abdominal cavity. It can also be called "mirror" or reflex. If the child hurts his left side, then this may be a sign of pyelonephritis, pleurisy, diabetes, various diseases of the esophagus or an insect bite.
Pain in the left side after eating
Quite often it can appear after eating. If a child has a sore left rib under the ribs, then this can be caused by pancreatitis, gastritis with low acidity or stomach ulcers. When a parent visits a child with a doctor, it will be necessary to describe in as much detail as possible when the pain appears. It, for example, can be caused by eating, physical activity, hunger. This information is necessary to make an accurate diagnosis.
If the child has a sore left side, then this can be caused by various reasons, and her character may be different. If she is not single, but regular, you should immediately go to a medical institution for a thorough examination of the child, diagnosis and necessary treatment.