Caring for children with functional abdominal pain

Learn how our Gastroenterology, Liver and Nutrition Program cares for children with functional abdominal pain.

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Our approach to functional abdominal pain

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin uses a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treating functional abdominal pain. Our team includes nationally renowned experts who not only have deep clinical experience but are also actively involved in research into the causes of and best treatments for functional bowel disorders. We’ll provide and coordinate a treatment plan specifically designed for your child.

Functional abdominal pain services we offer

Diagnosing and treating functional abdominal pain

Children’s Hospital offers cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options. We are one of the few pediatric centers in the nation to offer manometry, autonomic testing and gastric pacing.

Treatment varies depending on the severity of your child’s pain, but it could include medication, cognitive behavioral therapy and biofeedback. Many patients with functional abdominal pain will get better over time, and our team will work closely with your family to achieve the best results for your child.