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What are common causes of pain in sick children?

Your sick child's pain can be caused by a number of things, including:
  • The condition she's being treated for
  • Injury
  • Bruising
  • Trauma
  • Stress or anxiety
  • A surgical cut
  • Muscle spasms or cramps
  • Tubes inserted into the body during or after the procedure
  • Muscle pain from lying in a certain position during the procedure, or from lying in bed for a long time afterward
  • Air or blood in the stomach or chest
  • Constipation and gas

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