Thank you so much for your follow up. This is my first time using this service. To date, it has been useful for this particular situation.
As of this moment, he is no longer in pain, though as mentioned, this has happened several times over the last few months.
His pain has existed in the lower left side of his abdomen (above the waist line). He did feel a bit of pain when I touched the area. He has no fever, no burning sensation when urinating, and has not been vomiting or nauseous. He assures me he has had a bowel movement today.
My only thought was a beginning of a hernia. Could this happen in such a young child? He is playing golf, rugby and tennis, though has not done so within the last 2 weeks.
I just really want to know if I should bring him into a doctor in the new year if your expertise recommends.
Again, thank you for your time.