What is abdominal migraine?

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Abdominal migraine is characterized by recurrent bouts of generalized abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting; no headache is present. After several hours, the child can sleep and later awakens feeling better.

Abdominal migraine may alternate with typical migraine and usually leads to typical migraine as the child matures.

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