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4 yo daughter, recurrent fever lasting 1-3 days (102-104),

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4 yo daughter, recurrent fever lasting 1-3 days (102-104), combined with abdominal pain and lethargy. This has happened 4 times in last 4 weeks. She is pale, has lost 3-4 lbs and now weighs 29lbs. Hemoglobin is 10.7, elevated white blood cells, high platelets (low platelet volume). Negative for anything bladder related. CT, Xray and U/S show no intususception. Lymph node near kidney measuring 1.4cm. CT shows Mild Bilateral hydroureteronephrosis.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


What do her doctors say

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ER doctors said that they know there is a problem but don't know what it is. We are not near her primary doctor, visiting family out of state. Because she was not having high fever (low grade 100.0) when in ER they seemed to think she was fine. I am concerned because it is recurring.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They were very concerned until CT came back and was negative for intususception.
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

And how long has this been going on all together

And what is your exact question

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
4 weeksAny ideas what is going on? Should I ask for certain for tests?
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

First of all, the pediatrician should be on this and doing testing.

a. Why the hydronephrosis. Are there stones. What is causing this.

b. Allergy is often an overlooked cause.

c. Clogged sinuses ...CT if indicated.

d. Other hidden infection: hip infection, heart infection, etc.

e. Hidden cancer. Needs sed rate

f. Autoimmune disease, needs autoimmune panel along with sed rate.

g. lyme disease needs western blood test.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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