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My daughter (she's 7 years old) is complaining of belly

My daughter (she's 7 years old) is complaining of belly pain. The pain comes and goes and she's pointing directly below her belly button. She doesn't have a fever and no vomiting. She was seen in the ER yesterday where they did an ultrasound to check her appendix. It looked ok so she was sent home. She's still having pain. At this point I'm not sure what to do for her.

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My 5 year old had the flu about 2 weeks ago. High fever,

Hello, My 5 year old had the flu about 2 weeks ago. High fever, cough, no appetite etc for 8 days. We gave her a combo of motrin and tylenol while she was sick. She's now complaining that her tummy hurts her on and off for the last 4 days. Is there a chance that the meds we gave her have messed up her stomach? I've been trying to get yogurt into her (she's not a big fan). Anything else we can be doing or should I look into this more?JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?Customer: No vomiting. Maybe nausea but she just says her tummy hurts. Going on for 4 dysJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: no, she's a healthy kid otherwise.

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My 7 year old daughter has been having really bad stomach

My 7 year old daughter has been having really bad stomach pain. I dont think it is constipation cause she has been pooping regularly and I'm getting worried cause she does start crying. Should I give her over the counter pain medicine.JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?Customer: No nausea or vomiting. She started last night but it wasnt as bad as today.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: The only thing I can think of is her paternal grandfather had kidney cancer.

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TThis morning I woke up feeling very nauseous. Around 10 am,

TThis morning I woke up feeling very nauseous. Around 10 am, I started vomiting and have continued vomiting about every two hours (though I haven't eaten anything and cannot keep fluids down). Throughout the day, my temperature has fluctuated between 100.3 and 100.8. I also have chills. After the vomiting started, I noticed cramping pain in my abdomen, which seemed to be alleviated after vomiting. Tonight I am experiencing pain in the lower abdomen, in the center mostly. Because of the pain, I started to worry about appendicitis. The nausea and vomiting are more bothersome than the pin, which I would describe as moderate cramping. Does this sound like a stomach virus rather than appendicitis?

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My niece started experiencing significant abdominal pain

My niece started experiencing significant abdominal pain last week....she ended up at the ER and they thought appendicitis...but it wasnt. She was sent home. Had some stomach pain over the following days, but not chronic. Then Sunday evening was screaming and crying in pain. Went to another ER (different hospital)...and they thought that possible appendix rupture. Did CT scan...blood workup....all NORMAL. So they wanted to send her home. Her mother did not feel comfortable with that and had them admit her. They have done numerous tests and they are all normal. One surgeon is stating appendiceal colic and wanting to remove her appendix. I think thats a bit hasty. One surgeon is saying he believes kidney stones, but the contrast from CT scan on Sunday evening is preventing them from seeing the stones. Any thoughts?

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My 10 year old son has been complaining of bad stomach pain

My 10 year old son has been complaining of bad stomach pain for about four hours. has not eaten and has vomited a few times. Seems very centralized in his stomach. I am concerned it may be appendicitis....JA: How long have you been in pain? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?Customer: about 4 hoursyesJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: no

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I sent you a question and I've just paid 32 pound on PayPal

I sent you a question and I've just paid 32 pound on PayPal and now can not get into my account to retrieve your answer. Have you received my question about my 8 year old daughter with stomach pains.

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My 13 year old son started feeling naseaous on Sunday night

My 13 year old son started feeling naseaous on Sunday night and had diarrhea. Since then he's woken up each morning and complained of being naseous and thrown up a small amount. He has stayed home from school but by 2pm each day, feels much better, is hungry, and seems almost back to normal although he says he still has loose stools and cramping after he eats. He's been sticking with a very bland diet since Monday (no dairy, mostly chicken broth, crackers, last night a roll). So he does not have much food in him. Anyway he saw his pediatrician who said maybe it's just a lingering stomach flu and since its not dehabilitating, try to go to school and get back to normal. So yesterday afternoon he went to school and did homework and again, claimed he was fine at bed time. But woke up again this AM and started to vomit although now on Day 4, it's dry heaving since there's almost nothing in him. I asked the doc about doing blood and urine test, maybe a stool sample and she said not yet. I am concerned it could be appendicitis or something more serious.

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My grandson who is seven years old has been experiencing

My grandson who is seven years old has been experiencing severe pain around his belly button on and off for several months now. He is saying now that it's under his rib cage on the left side. He has been to the pediatrician and they did blood work and found that his white blood cell count is low. His pediatrician claims that he is 100% sure that it's not appendicitis. He thinks it may be Mono. He told my daughter to put him on a probiotic and come back in a few days if he wasn't better. Initially, he claimed the pain was intermittent, for the last two or three days, it's been constant until this afternoon. He played for awhile and then said that it started hurting him again. He's now pointing to the left under his rib cage. My daughter checked him and it appears to be a knot about the size of a childs fist. It may be swollen, we can't determnine. She's wondering if she should wait to see his pediatrician or get him to the ER. Thank you.

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