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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...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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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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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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more