Gallstones often don't cause symptoms. But if you have a gallbladder attack, you're not likely to forget it.
Henoch-Schonlein purpura causes inflammation of small blood vessels (vasculitis) and often a purplish rash. It's most common in children ages 2 to 6.
Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes in the tissue that attaches various organs to your abdominal wall (mesentery). It mainly affects children.
The pain of pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, can last for days, or in chronic cases, for years. Pancreatitis can lead to serious complications.
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