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I have been fasting days 14 hours because its A religious
Hi,I have been fasting for 15 days for almost 14 hours because its A religious month (RAMADAN).Normally I have a very sensitive stomach but i pass out stool normally. However, my stool is not in its best phase probably because im fasting and diet changes.Yesterday i ate some Beans and cheese and then watermelon and suddenly my stomach started to hurt and had to run to the toilet , my stool was loose but not watery , but very loose and my anus started to burn and passed out so much stool and since yesterday im having the urge to pass gases and stool and have an upset stomach and broke my fast cause im not feeling well.Please diagnose this and tell me how it can be fixed.ThanksIslam
My daughter is age 7. She has always appeared to have
Hi, my daughter is age 7. She has always appeared to have good vision. Last year, she had a general check up with an optometrist who didn't detect any issues. Just recently she has mentioned that when she opens her eyes wide, her vision becomes "blurry". Does this sound normal? She basically opens her eyes as wide as she can and then says her vision is blurred. she has no other issues.
My 6 year old just told me that there has been blood in his
My 6 year old just told me that there has been blood in his stool for about a week. He says that it doesn't hurt going to the bathroom, but he said his one or the other of his sides (above the hips, to the left and right of his stomach) hurts when he runs too much. Any idea what this could be? Do I need to take him to the hospital right away or can we wait until we can get an appointment with his pediatrician.
My twelve year old (will be 13 in January) daughter started
My twelve year old (will be 13 in January) daughter started complaining last Thursday (11/19) that she was tired and that her legs (shins) were sore. She also said that her friend noticed that her cheeks were flush at school during lunch. She hasn't hada fever, but she's been complaining of fatigue, arm (shoulder joint) pain, leg pain since then and she's seemed a little pale. She said that they had started lifting weights in gym class on Wednesday. It's her last period of the day so it wouldn't have causedher flushed cheeks on Thursday. Tonight I noticed that the area where her right collar bone meets her throat appears swollen. It's soft, doesn't hurt and is about the size of two half dollars side by side, but it's almost squareish in shape. She has an apttomorrow morning. Should I push for an ultra sound and blood work? I'm terrified that it's leukemia or lymphoma.
I have a 16 year old that started 8 days ago with a headache
i have a 16 year old that started 8 days ago with a headache and stomach ache - played a full football game that evening and then just did not feel well for about 7 days -- if he had a fever it was very low grade, he is not complaining of a sore throat just headache and stomach pain. i took him to the pediatrician day 4 -- the felt posterior cervical lymph nodes, pushed on his belly and he was tender so they did a mono spot that came back negative and they did a cbc from a finger stick - alll wnl --- he is still tired and pale it is day 8 but he practiced football today -- if he had mono would I know for sure by now with a fever and sore throat?
My 5 kids have had mild on and off symptoms all week of low
My 5 kids have had mild on and off symptoms all week of low grade temps, headaches, mild nausea, fatigue. Finally today everyone woke up feeling better but now my 3 yr old has a rash on his cheeks. Is this fifths disease and are we ok having a birthday party Saturday since the fevers are gone and they shouldn't be contagious anymore once they're to the rash phase? I can share a pic of the rash.
My 6 yr old, very active daughter mentioned to me yesterday
My 6 yr old, very active daughter mentioned to me yesterday that she "has had blurry vision a couple times today". When I asked her about it, she said it happened once the day before as well. I thought I'd give it another day. Today, while in the care of her grandmother, she says it happened again. Says it's quick and goes away after a blink or two. She is otherwise healthy, but does fall quite a bit and we joke that she has no peripheral vision as she is constantly knocking things over. A bit more tired than usual, although I suspected just the extra physical activity of summer. Is this something I should keep an eye on or take her to be looked at?
My 2 yr old son appears to have an illness resemblingView more pediatrics questions
hello my 2 yr old son appears to have an illness resembling Roseola. His pediatrician thought he might have herpangina or coxsackie virus. He had high fevers Sunday through Tuesday and his fever began tampering off on Wednesday. He was last medicated with motrin on Wednesday at 5 pm. Sunday through Tuesday his was being medication of Tylenol and Motrin on Alternating schedule around clock. Wednesday 12am until 5pm we were able to space out he medication to two doses of Motrin.after his fever broke he broke out in Rashes Thursday night. The rashes started around his neck and then started spreading to his back. Since Thursday he has been very irritiable and seemingly gets fatigued easily yet has a very hard time falling asleep. On Wednesday and Thursday night his body temp dropped to 96.4 avg. it seemed that his body temp was dropping at night time. (I want to add that he had a febrile seizure so we are very proficient at taking temp in the ear and we do it often, especially since his fever spiked from 98.7 to 103.5 in one hour). His baseline temp is 99-99.4. Currently his temp is 98.5We have read the side effects of ibprofen and Tylenol and worry that his behavior mimics some of these side effects. Is it typically for children to continue to have a medication side effects this long after the last dose given?