Pediatric Abdominal Pain Emergency Care Denver

Is it more than just an upset tummy?

Almost all children experience some type of abdominal pain. It can be a simple reaction to food and activity or it could be a symptom of food poisoning or a stomach bug. However, it also can be a symptom of a larger issue. Parents need to be able to recognize the symptoms that indicate if the pain is significant enough to visit one of our three ERs in North Denver. 

Consider the following guidelines to determine if emergency care is necessary. 

Emergency Care May Be Necessary if Your Child Has These Symptoms

Seek pediatric ER treatment if:

  • Your child is inconsolable
  • The abdominal pain is severe and unrelenting
  • The abdomen is tender to the touch 
  • Pain radiates to your child’s back 
  • Your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Vomiting
    • Significant or bloody diarrhea
    • Doesn't rouse easily
    • Has no interest in food/drink
    • Seizures or fainting
    • Distended abdomen 

Visiting our ERs

North Suburban has three ERs in the North Denver area. Open 7 days a week, our main hospital emergency room has kid-sized medical equipment and cheerful private rooms to help calm our little patients. Plus, our pediatric ER is staffed by pediatric-trained emergency nurses and board-certified pediatricians from the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, who provide the highest level of care. Please see the map below for locations, addresses, and phone numbers.