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My 7yr old son has had this sharp pain in his abdomen that

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My 7yr old son has had this sharp pain in his abdomen that he feels whenever he lays back or gets up like when he tries to do a sit up. Is this a muscle strain on the abdomen wall? or could this be more serious hes been having this pain for more than a month now.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  SurgeonUK replied 9 years ago.
does he get the pain on eating or only on movement?
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
only on movement
Expert:  SurgeonUK replied 9 years ago.
It is most likely that it is a muscular pain.
A way to test it would be to lie him flat on his back.
Find out exactly where it hurt in his abdomen.
Then get him to lift his legs up or his head and neck off the bed but keep lying still
This tenses his muscles .....if the area is still tender or worse then it is definately muscular and nothing to worry about