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Can constipation cause a mild fever in a toddler? There are no other symptoms besides constipation and fever at 101-99

Can constipation cause a mild fever in a toddler? There are no other symptoms besides constipation and fever at 101-99

Not from my experia: I think most of my patients go thru a constipation phaze at one time or another, or it just seems so, but they don't generally run temp with it. The exception are some chronic retainers who in mid to late childhood skip the function for a week or so and end up so full & stressed that serial enemas are needed to clear them. I did have a 14 yo with 103 that resolved with enemas. ...Read more

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My toddler was very constipated & we gave her a ped enema & she passed a large stool. She now has a fever of 100.8. Are the 2 related?

My toddler was very constipated & we gave her a ped enema & she passed a large stool. She now has a fever of 100.8. Are the 2 related?

Unlikely: Even though a baby could get dehydrated after an aggressive enema, it is unlikely in this case because your child is well and drinking and eating normally. It is possible that she had a virus infection which might have aggravated the constipation. With or without the enema, she would have developed a fever. Should you need to give enema again, make sure she drinks lots of fluid ...Read more

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Can constipation cause a fever/headache? I had some red brite spots in stool the other day, today it's gone. Should I worry about colon cancer?

Can constipation cause a fever/headache? I had some red brite spots in stool the other day, today it's gone. Should I worry about colon cancer?

Yes: Those symptoms are common with constipation. The likelihood of colon cancer at your age is low, but if you have had significant changes in your bowel habits or if you have significant family history of colon cancer you should consider a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause fever and vomiting?

Can constipation cause fever and vomiting?

No: No. Constipation will not cause these symptoms. You may have a bowel obstruction causing the fever and vomiting. You need to be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Fever, nausea, headache, dizziness, vomiting, constipation. Cause?

Fever, nausea, headache, dizziness, vomiting, constipation. Cause?

Infectious: It is hard to know the exact cause but with these symptoms an infectious cause should be considered and ruled out as you may need treatment. Please seek evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Feel like my intestines andstomach to bulge. No pain no fever but, feel like vomitting time by time and caused weakness. I suffer from constipation..

Feel like my intestines andstomach to bulge. No pain no fever but, feel like vomitting time by time and caused weakness. I suffer from constipation..

Nausea stomach bloat: Constipation can cause bloating/ nausea.. How often do you go? For constipation drink -3 liters water/ gatorade / day, prune juice once a day eat greens 1 bag (12-16 oz)s day, fiber foods - sweet potatoes, avocados. Also consider food intolerances, irritable bowel, rarely mass or nerve issue like megacolon (usually gastritis gallbladder inflammation cause pain, diarrhea) f/u/ w/ GI ...Read more

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10&1/2 months old, recently weaned. Can low fever and teething cause lack of urination and constipation.? Hasn't had a wet diaper in over 8 hours

10&1/2 months old, recently weaned. Can low fever and teething cause lack of urination and constipation.? Hasn't had a wet diaper in over 8 hours

MD visit required: Your child sound dehydrated, and this can lead to a more serious situation. You should bring the child to the pediatrician to rule out any additional issues. Lack of fluids is a significant issue for all children. If you are unable to reach your pediatrician, your safest bet is the pediatric er. ...Read more

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Good mrn docs. Had stomach pains lastnit, with a slight fever, but this mrn, I'm having a shaking chills with it also constipation. What' d cause, tnx?

Good mrn docs. Had stomach pains lastnit, with a slight fever, but this mrn, I'm having a shaking chills with it also constipation. What' d cause, tnx?

...stomach pains?: ...abdomen (or called stomach generalized) is also called a "magic-box" in medical school...it many times turn out to be a surprise...unless checked by a doctor...appendicitis (must have surgery then) cannot be ruled out...don't wait... ...Read more

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Could lymphoma cause constipation, one swollen lymph node, low grade fever, severe fatigue and excessive sweating?

Could lymphoma cause constipation, one swollen lymph node, low grade fever, severe fatigue and excessive sweating?

Diagnosis, symptoms: Symptoms alone can not be helpful to make a diagnosis of lymphoma, Physical examination to assess the size of the lymph node, tests to check the rest of the body and a biopsy of an enlarged lymph node, all put together, help us to make a diagnosis. You need to go to a doctor for examination if you are concerned about your symptoms (if these are progressively getting worse) ...Read more

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Dr said intestional abscess after 101.8 fever & severe vomiting. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is done. Ct scan negative. No pain. Still severe constipation. I feel pretty good. Any ideas on cause? What to do for semi-blockag

Dr said intestional abscess after 101.8 fever & severe vomiting. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is done. Ct scan negative. No pain. Still severe constipation. I feel pretty good. Any ideas on cause? What to do for semi-blockag

Sounds better: On the surface, with the info you have given, you are doing quite well. If you have a continuing problem with partial intestinal obstruction this can only be dealt with face to face with the gastroenterologist and/or surgeon you are seeing. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain, high white blood count/crp/sed rate, nausea, constipation and low grade fever w/actitivity? It's officially not ibd.

What causes stomach pain, high white blood count/crp/sed rate, nausea, constipation and low grade fever w/actitivity? It's officially not ibd.

Nonspecific: While the data are not necessarily diagnostic or a particular disease, small bowel bacterial overgrowth is a little known disease that could be responsible for te problem. See a GI doc for a consultation. ...Read more

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Our 29 month old mild autistic child is not eating for 2 days. Vomited last nite no fever and constipated - what to do?

Our 29 month old mild autistic child is not eating for 2 days. Vomited last nite no fever and constipated - what to do?

Autistic toddler: Autism has nothing to do with his current illness. Does he take any medicine to control his behavior? If not, get him seen by his pediatrician. Possibly he may have a viral infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm constipated, very mild pain in upper left abdomen and left mid area excessive heartburn, no lost weight, no fever, no discoloration of stools cause?

I'm constipated, very mild pain in upper left abdomen and left mid area excessive heartburn, no lost weight, no fever, no discoloration of stools cause?

Go see your DR: For a thorough exam. You may have stomach irritation. Otc Prilosec and antacids may work for now. Try some laxatives/ stool softeners. You may need endoscopy and colonoscopy for further workup in the future. Avoid caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol, soda to minimize heartburn. Bless you! ...Read more

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Can teething cause fever in 15 month toddler?

Can teething cause fever in 15 month toddler?

Fever yes: A fever from teething is possible, baby oral gel can help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes constipation for a 3 year old toddler?

What causes constipation for a 3 year old toddler?

3 yo constipation: This can be normal
lack of fiber and not enough fluids
ask your pediatrician! ...Read more

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Can lactose intolelrance cause constipation in a toddler?

Can lactose intolelrance cause constipation in a toddler?

No: Lactose intolerance would not be an expected cause of constipation. In fact, in people who are lactose intolerant, consumption of lactose containing foods has the risk of causing diarrhea or loose stools. ...Read more

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Can a very low temperature, instead of a fever, cause a seizure in a toddler?

Can a very low temperature, instead of a fever, cause a seizure in a toddler?

Unlikely: In moderate hypothermia, child develops slurred speech, clumsy movements, impaired thinking, and lethargy, a picture of intoxication. ...Read more

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Only lasted for less than 30mins. Toddler complaining headache upon waking up and vomited. No fever. Very active after 30 mins. Stll cause 4 a concern?

Only lasted for less than 30mins. Toddler complaining headache upon waking up and vomited. No fever. Very active after 30 mins. Stll cause 4 a concern?

Not if one episode,: But repeated or frequent waking with headaches or morning vomiting definitely needs further evaluation. Headache complaints in toddlers are quite rare unless associated with fever or other acute illness ...Read more

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My toddler of 22 months has bright green stool and a fever. What is the cause?

My toddler of 22 months has bright green stool and a fever. What is the cause?

Probably viral: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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Can laxative for 2 days for constipation in toddler cause mucus in stool?

Can laxative for 2 days for constipation in toddler cause mucus in stool?

Unlikely: Laxatives typically do not cause mucus in stool. It could be from another cause. ...Read more

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Can toddler withholding cause vomiting and hiccups with no fever and no other symptoms. She's perfectly happy and playful during the day.?

Can toddler withholding cause vomiting and hiccups with no fever and no other symptoms. She's perfectly happy and playful during the day.?

Stool withholding in: A toddler who has toileting readiness skills can lead to chronic constipation & urinary tract infections from inability to empty her bladder completely. Stop all attempts at & discussion of training. In 2 weeks, put safe, small toys in a fishbowl on top of the fridge. When she asks what they're for, casually say, "Oh, they're for when you choose to pee-pee & poo-poo on the potty". See below. ...Read more

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Son 10 chronic constipation miralax (polyethylene glycol) 5+ years Dr's always say take miralax (polyethylene glycol) need more answers what causes chronic constipation since toddler?

Son 10 chronic constipation miralax (polyethylene glycol) 5+ years Dr's always say take miralax (polyethylene glycol) need more answers what causes chronic constipation since toddler?

Needs consultation: You need to consult with a developmental pediatrician and/or pediatric gastroenterologist. Chronic stool retention/constipation is a difficult problem to manage and most often fails when the program is inconsistent. There are long term changes in your kids bowel which should respond to a disciplined treatment plan but may take a year or more to be effective. Find the best help available. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis a booster to toddler (2.5yr old) cause fever, headache and pain in ear

Can hepatitis a booster to toddler (2.5yr old) cause fever, headache and pain in ear

No: Hepatitis a vaccination may cause transient fever but earache is certainly not related. ...Read more

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Toddler has high WBC in urine after high fever 5 days. Culture no bacteria. Not on antibiotic until after urinalysis. Still having symptoms. Cause?

Toddler has high WBC in urine after high fever 5 days. Culture no bacteria. Not on antibiotic until after urinalysis. Still having symptoms. Cause?

How toddler feels...: High WBC in ua with high fever reasonably to consider UTI regardless the no positive finding of u-culture and renal ultrasound. How is toddler general well-being and growth? It this his/her first bout? How does he/she pee, emptying well?

Clinically, it's reasonable to finish a one-wk course of antibiotics and watch.

Of course, work closely with the attending doctor.

Best wishes... ...Read more

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Clear, foamy discharge from rectum in toddler an hour after large bowel movement. Mild temp. Minor pain, history of constipation, hemmorhoid. Cause?

Paradoxical diarrhea: The foamy discharge may be liquid stool that leaked around the hard, constipated stool. This is known as paradoxical diarrhea. An enema or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can clear the condition up. ...Read more

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Is there a stomach flu that causes constipation?

Is there a stomach flu that causes constipation?

Constipation follows: When you have stomach flu, you are treated with clear liquids and diet is gradually increased and due to lack od solid food in your diet, it may cause constipation till one start eating solid food. ...Read more

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Do hemorrhoids in toddler cause purple color around the rectum with some inflammation? Can this cause bleeding. He is often constipated.

Do hemorrhoids in toddler cause purple color around the rectum with some inflammation? Can this cause bleeding. He is often constipated.

Constipation: Hemorrhoids are extremely rare in a toddler. The purple color is likely congestion as a result of constipation. Constipation will cause the color, bleeding and pain with stools. If there is a very red color with a distinct border surrounding the anus, that is usually due to streptococcus and is very painful. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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