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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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Does chronic constipation get better or worse after a bout with stomach flu?

Does chronic constipation get better or worse after a bout with stomach flu?

Depends: Alternating constipation and diarrhea are common today. "stomach flu" is a meaningless term by itself. The answer most probably is poor diet because I have seen this kind of thing many times. ...Read more

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14 years old and after I eat I get stomach pain also constipation ever since I had the stomsch flu last week (5days)?

14 years old and after I eat I get stomach pain also constipation ever since I had the stomsch flu last week (5days)?

Gastroenteritis: If you had a lot of diarrhea, it is not unusual to go a few days without a bowel movement until your intestinal tract normalizes. Cramping may be due to residual irritability of the intestinal tract as well. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. Until then, eat a bland diet and avoid very harsh roughage. Taking mylanta 1/2 hour after meals prevents gas build-up. Avoid very cold beverage ...Read more

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My 3year old kid has constipation. Medicines don't work. How can I help him? He doesn't want to eat, has fever and has no power.

My 3year old kid has constipation. Medicines don't work. How can I help him? He doesn't want to eat, has fever and has no power.

Doctor Time: More information is needed here. For example, how high is the fever? What medicines has he had? It is questionable whether constipation really is the cause of the fever. He sounds like he may be dehydrated. And may have an infection. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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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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, chills, head ache and constipation, what to do?

Fever, chills, head ache and constipation, what to do?

Sounds like a cold: A cold or maybe the flu. ..
Tylenol for fever and headache, a laxative for the constipation. .. If your fever is over 101, do see a doctor tomorrow.
Don't go to work. .. Stay warm., lots of fluids. .. If you have shaking chills, that is a serious symptom of a viral (or bacterial) infection. .. Your doctor can take cultures and make a diagnosis.
Hope you feel better.
Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has had a high fever and painful constipation for the past 24 hrs. Is this anything we should be concerned about?

My 3 yr old son has had a high fever and painful constipation for the past 24 hrs. Is this anything we should be concerned about?

Yes: Give him tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the fever, and some milk-of-magnesia to help with the constipation. If that is not working he needs to be seen urgently, preferably in an emergency room. ...Read more

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Hard lump ping pong size below my navel, doesn't move around, Some discomfort/ pain sometimes. Constipation, lost appetite. No fever. Suggestions?

Hard lump ping pong size below my navel, doesn't move around, Some discomfort/ pain sometimes. Constipation, lost appetite. No fever. Suggestions?

This mass can be: Further characterized by a sonogram, A common cause of a mass in this location might be a hernia.Coughing or straining in the abdominal area would simultaneously make the mass slightly more prominent. You really need to have this examined and get the proper test ordered. ...Read more

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Along with fever, constipation, and cramping is lower back pressure a symptom of diverticulitis?

Along with fever, constipation, and cramping is lower back pressure a symptom of diverticulitis?

Maybe: The location and extent of diverticulitis determines its presentation. A ct scan may show that it is low lying in the pelvis causing pressure or irritation. Consult with your physician for a more detailed personalized analysis. ...Read more

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I had fever and bloating for past 3 days, now I'm improving, but constipation for past 3 days, mouth dryness from yesterday still persist. What to do?

I had fever and bloating for past 3 days, now I'm improving, but constipation for past 3 days, mouth dryness from yesterday still persist. What to do?

Treat the: Constipation with something either like miralax (polyethylene glycol) or natural calm. Use a lot of moisturizer on your lips and drink lots of water. You sound a bit dehydrated. If you can eating fresh fruits and veggies will help ...Read more

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DX with kidney stone and infection on Friday. Went back Sunday with worse pain, fever. DX w constipation. Not constipated. Still have symptoms.????

DX with kidney stone and infection on Friday. Went back Sunday with worse pain, fever. DX w constipation. Not constipated. Still have symptoms.????

R/O KIDNEY STONE: Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris, it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids water/cranberry juice. Obtain Urology consult ...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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Lower right pain, hurts when pushed on, constipation, hurts to jump up and down. No fever, a tiny bit of nausea. 20 yr old F. Pain started in morning?

Lower right pain, hurts when pushed on, constipation, hurts to jump up and down. No fever, a tiny bit of nausea. 20 yr old F. Pain started in morning?

PREGNANT??: If sexually active-check for pregnancy.if not, the most common diagnosis is ACUTE APPENDICITIS for your age. So to the nearest ER, go to Dixie regional Hospital in St. George, they have great care.

I don't work for IHC but I trust them. If you have irregular periods, then you need a pelvic ultrasound to look for OVARY and uterus problems. EITHER WAY, GO TO THE NEAREST ER ASAP. ...Read more

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Constipation two days lower right pain by my hip and lower right pain in back. Should I be worried? No fever small nausea no vomit.

Constipation two days lower right pain by my hip and lower right pain in back. Should I be worried? No fever small nausea no vomit.

No...: Take a laxative (eg. Mag citrate) to try and get your bowels moving. Severe pain, projectile vomiting, and fever are alarm symptoms that would warrant going to the hospital. Good luck! ...Read more

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Day 3-4 I had constipation. It's day 5 of period and I have a fever. Is this a sign of pregnancy? Is it safe to test if I have a fever?

Day 3-4 I had constipation. It's day 5 of period and I have a fever. Is this a sign of pregnancy? Is it safe to test if I have a fever?

No, not a sign: Fever is not a sign of pregnancy. Of course it is safe to test for fever even if you are pregnant. It will not cause any problem with the pregnancy. When you first become pregnant you might notice tiredness, breast tenderness and nausea...But not fever. ...Read more

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First I had yellow diarea I thought it was c diff, now I have constipation could it still be c diff or something else still have ab cramps no fever?

First I had yellow diarea I thought it was c diff, now I have constipation could it still be c diff or something else still have ab cramps no fever?

Diarrhea: This could be any of dozens of possible diagnoses. Need more info and a stool exam. Go see your local doctor. Hope this is better soon. ...Read more

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Constipation during fever with bloating for past 3 days and mouth dryness from yesterday What should I do about it? Fever has decreased and less tired

Constipation during fever with bloating for past 3 days and mouth dryness from yesterday What should I do about it? Fever has decreased and less tired

Fever, constipation: Fever can cause fluid loss thru sweating that can lead to dehydration if fluid intake is poor. Bloating can come from gas-forming foods, air swallowing when eating, or infection (food poisoning, "stomach flu"). Replacing fluids is essential to prevent severe dehydration (& continued constipation). If problem persists, see FP to determine cause of fever especially if fever was over 101ยบ ...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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Is my fever bad I have a temp that hasn't risen above 99.8 had for 1day but now is 99 I have constipation and now soft stools once a day and legs weak?

Is my fever bad I have a temp that hasn't risen above 99.8 had for 1day but now is 99 I have constipation and now soft stools once a day and legs weak?

Not fever: The body temperatures you are recording are normal. You do not have fever. Do not know why your legs are weak, but perhaps you should see a doctor and be examined. ...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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I have a headache, feeling like I have a fever, dry mouth and constipation. Should I see a doctor?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Nsaids (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your pcp for reevaluation. ...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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I need a doctors advise I have off and on pain on my lower right below my rib cage, don't have fever or vomiting but at times the pain is sharp, also notice sometimes constipation and releasing gas, for the most part I go to the bathroom regularly, lately

Your: Your description of your feces is of concern. If you have black, tarry / sticky, malodorous stool that could be a sign of bleeding from your gastrointestinal tract. If this fits the description, I would recommend a trip to the emergency room. ...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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