The MCG Pediatric Podcast

Abdominal Pain

August 1, 2020

Dr. Aaron Worth and Dr. Havilah Sthole join the show to discuss the essentials of evaluating the child with abdominal pain in the pediatric clinic.

What are the key questions to ask?

How do we get a good physical exam with an anxious child?

They describe an approach to care for children suffering from common disorders in the pediatric primary care clinic but also include the must not miss findings and diagnoses associated with this very non-specific complaint.

All of this and more from the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia.

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References for this episode:


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