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My 17 yr old son came home from school complaining of stomach

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My 17 yr old son came home from school complaining of stomach pain in his upper abdomen. He had no other symptoms initially until just about an hour ago he started feeling nauseated and finally vomited a few minutes ago. He says the pain is gradually becoming worse. Upon questioning him further he finally said he had tried a few times today to go to the bathroom but hasn't been able to have a normal BM, only very small amounts. Is it safe to give him a laxative to see if the discomfort and nausea could be caused by constipation?
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How long has he been feeling his way?

Does he have any medical problems or take any medications?

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I would suggest that you take him in to the doctor for a complete exam. Better safe than sorry.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry I missed your response. We ended up going to the emergency room and it was his appendix. He had an appendectomy that night! Glad we went...Thanks anyway, I appreciate your response.



As a father of 5 myself I am glad you got him into surgery before his appendix ruptured.

I hope he feels better soon :)

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