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9 year old boy, server tummy pain top of naval, been sick

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9 year old boy, server tummy pain top of naval, been sick for 10 hours, kept nothing down, no fever but looks flushed
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.

Hello

Take him to A&E

An appendicitis can start out like this

Bowel lesion with obstruction can do this.

These are the most serious.

You should not let this go on without examination.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.

Hello

The possibility of obstruction is indicated by vomiting, and severe pain.

As is appendicitis.

Again, even if it is something less serious, we can not tell.

I urge you not to delay.

, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you very much for your prompt reply, help and advice. We took him immediately to hospital and he was severely dehydrated and put on a drip. Thankfully it wasn't his appendix but gastroenteritis. After the night in hospital we are now home, with medicine and he's resting comfortably. Thanks again
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.

You are welcome. Glad you went.

But you did not give a positive rating for my answer.

We are only paid PER positive rating. Please let me know if you are having any problems with the rating system.

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thanks.

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