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8 yr. old constipated, vomiting red blood, no fever please help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 30, 2011
  • 10:34 PM

Almost a month ago, my eight-year-old son had a fever and bad cough. The doctor thought it was croup. Eventually the cough and fever went away and now he only vomits and complains of stomach pain, dizziness, and headaches. Last night he vomited red blood twice. I am told he is also moderately constipated. My son appears fine most of the day. When he lays down and especially at night he vomits. He typically vomits 6 to 8 times a day. He has been on the BRAT diet for 2 weeks, but it does not always help. He also lost approximately 7 pounds and he is already thin. He is on Miralax, Prilosec, and protobiotics. Can someone please help? The doctors do not know what is wrong because his labs and x-rays all come back normal. His CT scan also came back normal.

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  • have you taken him to see an internist, had an upper or lower GI done, a colonoscopy? Do not let this go? You need to take him for a second opinion NOW! My mother kept being told that her pain in her abdomen was a pulled muscles, constipations, etc. Finally she went to a Dr that is a family friend and asked him. He admitted her immediately and did exploratory surgery. She had a softball size mass in her bowel and had it burst she wouldn't be here because it would have poisoned her system. They had done MRI's, xrays etc. I am not saying that is what your son has but there is definitely something wrong and you need to get him to the doctor immediately. Maybe celiac disease? I am guessing there is a blockage or perferation of the intestinal wall though. Definitely go to a gastroenterologist/ internist not a family physician or just the basic ER doctor.
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    • February 2, 2011
    • 07:17 AM
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