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Things That You Might Not Know About Abdominal Pain in Children – Dr Edward Snelson

Dr Edward Snelson, Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine in Sheffield (and former GP) writes: Small children do not demonstrate guarding.  Guarding is a spinal reflex , which causes involuntary contraction of the abdominal muscles, preventing the examining hand from going any further. Young children (let’s say under the age of about (Continue Reading)