Hi, For the last 8 nights my DD has woken up usually after around 4 hours of being asleep, crying and saying her tummy hurts behind her belly button. She will usually eventually settle back down and sometimes wake again.
I just have no idea what it is or what to do. I have taken her to the drs they just said hopefully it will go on its own after feeling her tummy. She has not had sickness/diarroea/constipation? She doesn't respond to Calpol.
Anyway i am So tired and wondered if anyone had experienced anything similar or has any idea what could be causing it?
as a rule of thumb, the further away from the belly button the pain is, the more likely it is to be something organically wrong. So behind the belly button is a typical place for pain with no serious underlying cause.
Is she charging around at usual speed through the day? What about appetite and mood?
It is definately worth getting a urine sample checked by the nurse at the surgery, urine infections do present in funny ways in kids, often without the dashing to the loo/pain when weeing, and are relatively common in little girls.
If she's not herself generally though, or the pain starts appearing more frequently, then get your GP to have a look, hope this helps!