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where is the pain>
any fever or nausea or vomiting?
no none middle lower abdomin..no fever no vomit...
but he is doubled over in pain...
when did it start/
how bad is the pain?
well, the diagnosis of appendicitis is based on physical examination
hoping just gas or bowels.....
sometimes kids have fever and vomiting, sometimes not
usually it does not make you double over in pain- that is usually more gas related pain
does it hurt when you press on the belly?
also please tell me when it started
did he eat dinner?
he says it is hard to tell cuz it almost always hurts he say
he said it started hurting when he drank a cup of water
he just started complaining about 20 ago
20 min ago
he had some stew with white rice and yogurt...it is persian food....
and a strawberry
well, you can keep an eye on him for the next hour or so
I don't think that you need to rush to the ER tonight
if it gets worse, then you can go to the ER
but appendicitis doesn't appear out of nowhere with severe pina
what signs would u suggest i look for?
nausea, vomiting, fever, worsening pain
and if he doesn't feel better after 2 hours, then go to the ER
I told him to eat a banana and rest...hopefully pain subsides....and goes away! thx poor lil fellow!
let me know
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thx should i cut our conversation now...he is talking to his older brother now....hopefully pain goes away...but i have plenty of work to do...so I can stay awake to watch over him...i just keep hearing his little voice from the other room as he says "ouch" "ouch" he says it still hurts...he so cute...he says if u need me I cant hardly get up though cuz it hurts so much :-(
aww. watch him for the next 2 hours ..
thx so much! He is well...I had him drink some water I think and eat a banana...he used the rr and fell asleep. Thank goodness my panic...premature and all is WELL!! He is always HUNGRY he has a large appetite....seems to never get full. Since we have pets...does sometimes the children get parasites from the animals too? We deworm pets on a regular basis. Is this something I should bring attention to our Peditrician?
YAY!!! Take care Doctor Cameron! Thank you! BTW your pic is very pretty...u look like a model! Bye for now!