Abdominal Migraine

Abdominal migraine is one of several types of migraine. It is one example of "periodic syndrome". The periodic type more commonly occurs in children. Such children usually have a family history of migraine. Children may go on to develop typical migraines later in their lives.


The attacks usually include intermittent periods of abdominal pain. Along with the abdominal pain, other symptoms may occur such as:

  • Nausea.

  • Vomiting.

  • Intense blushing or reddening of the skin (flushing).

  • Pale appearance to the skin (pallor).


Tests may be done to look for other possible conditions.


Medications that are useful in treating migraine may also work to control these attacks in most children.