Constipation causes 20% of pediatric ED visits for abdominal pain

05/20/2013 | DailyRx.com

University of Louisville researchers looked at 9,424 children and teens who were taken to an emergency department for abdominal pain and found that nearly 20% of them were diagnosed with constipation. Appendicitis was more common among white patients than blacks, but constipation, gastroenteritis and urinary tract infections were more prevalent in black patients.

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