Worrisome Symptoms in Children

A child may show some changes in behavior or appearance or may exhibit some sign that a health problem exists. Keep in mind that headache, fever, nausea, abdominal pain and discomfort, muscle soreness, vomiting, sweating may occur with several different illnesses. An accurate description of the sick child's condition is very important for a proper diagnosis. This site helps learn about symptoms to help parents discuss a child's condition with the attending physician so a proper diagnosis can be made before initiating treatment.

Click on items in the list below to access comprehensive links to symptoms and the diseases that are causing your worry:


abnormal vaginal bleeding before puberty

abdominal pain & discomfort

bruise easily

chest pain

crying bouts


difficulty breathing





joint pain

leg pain


shortness of breath


weight loss