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A 47-year-old member asked:

can a hernia cause fever and diarrhea?

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Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 50 years experience
Not directly: If a hernia is incarcerated (not reducible) this can cause a bowel obstruction that may produce signs of fever and diarrhea. Usually this is associated with pain.
Dr. Russell Juno
General Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: If a hernia becomes trapped, the contents within it can start to die. This could lead to fever and diarrhea.

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Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
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No: The typical fevers of childhood illnesses do not cause brain trauma and damage. If the fever is caused by an infection of the brain (meningitis or encephalitis), the infection can cause damage but not the fever. Fevers from heat stroke (in the 107 degree range or more) may cause brain damage but these are not typical fevers of childhood. They result from exposure to extreme heat.
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Can fruit juice cause my baby to have diarrhea? ?

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Yes: Certain fruit juices contain a non-digestible type of sugar called "sorbitol". Sorbitol causes the intestines to pull water in to dilute the sugar. This process causes loosening of the stools. Juices that are high in sorbitol are prune, apple, and pear juice. Most babies do not need juice for nutritional reasons when they are young, though small amounts may be recommended in cases of constipation.
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Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

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Yes: Gluten sensitivy and allergy (celiac disease) can cause a host of problems including GI symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating), rashes, headaches, blood in the stools, anemia, etc.
A 39-year-old female asked:

Having pain, pressure and popping sound with large incional hernia. N/v unable to have bm. Is this normal it hasnt hurt before.?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Post op complication: If you are having pain, not having any bowel movement and you are sick please get to the closest emergency room if you can. Call 911 if you must. If you are hesitant please page the surgeon on call for your surgeon to make sure that someone can give you exact advice today.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How are febrile seizures treated?

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Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Treat the fever: Febrile seizures rarely are dangerous to the child if managed well. More risk is the illness and the child's overall health. Medication can be given at onset to stop the seizure. Daily medication is no longer recommended.

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