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Published on September 14th, 2018 | by Jerry Doby


Talking Children’s Tummy Pain with Pediatric Specialist Dr. Nina Shapiro

Parents across the globe deal with many of the same problems relating to children and stomach aches. New parents are probably the most likely to want to run to the doctor or ER when their child is experiencing pain, I was one of those. Often times though, it turns out to be a fairly common issue which can be addressed without subjecting the child to the stress of an ER visit.

Dr. Nina Shapiro, Pediatric Doctor and author of Hype: A Doctor’s Guide To Medical Myths, weighs in with The Hype Magazine on a few things relating to those tummy problems!

  • Signs and symptoms that may indicate pediatric constipation
  • At-home treatment options specifically formulated for children
  • Additional back-to-school health woes that may pop up during this time of year

According to Dr. Shapiro, nearly all children have abdominal pain at one time or another. Fortunately, most of the time the pain is not caused by a serious medical problem. The question is: what is causing your child’s tummy trouble?

Constipation often results from diet, illness or a child’s prolonged refusal to go to the bathroom, which is a common concern amongst school-age children. Pediatric constipation is an issue that both parents and children face. In fact, it’s the reason behind almost 1 out of every 20 children’s doctor visit.

About Dr. Shapiro:

Dr. Nina Shapiro is a Pediatric Doctor and author of Hype: A Doctor’s Guide To Medical Myths. The New York native is graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences (cum laude). Shapiro has been honored with several prestigious awards including; The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Charles Ferguson Award for Clinical Research and The American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigators Award among others.  In 2008, 20131 2014 and 2015 she was named a “Super Doctor” by Los Angeles Magazine, and is listed in “Who’s Who in America”.


Dr. Shapiro appears courtesy of  Courtesy: Pedia-Lax®

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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.

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