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3 year old keeps complaining her tummy hurts

(11 Posts)
NeedACleverNN Thu 04-Aug-16 10:39:03

Every day. She keeps pointing to her tummy and saying it hurts.

A quick kiss and it goes away. Now it could be attention seeking I suppose but should I be concerned?

She goes to the toilet everyday and has no issues with constipation.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 04-Aug-16 10:41:16


NeedACleverNN Thu 04-Aug-16 10:43:17

Doesn't seem to be any sign of worms. She never complains her bottom hurts and up to two weeks ago she was in a nappy.

What other signs of worms could there be?

She points to the same place too. On the right side of her body.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 04-Aug-16 10:46:38

Guess that pretty much rules it out then.

Is she accidently sleeping on something? Squeezing her self its her favourite trousers which are too small?

Missgraeme Thu 04-Aug-16 10:47:26

Maybe she did have a pain a when ago and now it's a habit to get a kiss?? Next time she has a scrape /scratch kiss that and see if she forgets about her tummy!

NeedACleverNN Thu 04-Aug-16 10:50:24

I help her pick her clothes so there's nothing tight and no nothing sleep wise.

I'm leaning towards habit now. I have tried distracting and going to do something else but she will follow me around and keep saying it hurts until I kiss it

Dutchcourage Thu 04-Aug-16 10:57:22

Have you or anyone close to her have tummy troubles?

My dd at the moment 3.5 has a bad back, a bad neck and doesn't feel well. Sits on the chair with a blanket looking sorry for herself.

They are actually all the things I have wrong with me!! She also has a baby in her tummy too. Just like me.

Can't even be ill on my own these days!

NeedACleverNN Thu 04-Aug-16 10:59:37

Nope. No one. It started a few weeks ago too so it's not a suddenly new thing

Joneseygirl77 Thu 04-Aug-16 14:03:38

My 2.4 DD quite often will say her tummy hurts too. It's normally at the end of the day and often tends to coincide with her needing a poo or having wind! I think we've also got into a bit of a habit with it here. I figured DD had either overheard me or one of the older children at her nursery moaning about their tummy.

Witchend Thu 04-Aug-16 22:56:36


Now you're going to say that she goes regularly and doesn't have any problems going.

One of mine was like that. But when she'd had tummy ached for a very long time (drama queen so I didn't react at first) and took her to the doctor he could feel she was majorly impacted. Take her to the doctor and see what they say.

WhimsicalWinnifred Thu 04-Aug-16 23:10:06

If it helps my 4 yr old dd has started saying "my tummy always hurts" and "why does this only happen to me" but she never said it before she was sick 3 times in 4 weeks. She hasn't been sick since but always brings it up. I have no idea whether to take it seriously as she seems fine. Odd isn't it.

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