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My 4 year old is vommiting with back pain but no fever, any suggestions or just a tummy bug?
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Dr. Joshi Aditi
General Practice
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The back pain could be from your childs muscles contracting as he vomits, if he is nauseious anything salty such as saltine crackers and decarbonated ginger ale or warm decarbonated coke will help, make sure you push fluids to prevent dehydration and bottom line see the doctor!

In brief: Lacking info
The back pain could be from your childs muscles contracting as he vomits, if he is nauseious anything salty such as saltine crackers and decarbonated ginger ale or warm decarbonated coke will help, make sure you push fluids to prevent dehydration and bottom line see the doctor!
Dr. Joshi Aditi
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Vomiting & back pain
Acute vomiting with back pain, particularly in a 4 year old, raises the question of possible kidney infection.
Fever would be common but not necessarily in all cases. Kidney pain would be located just below the bottom rib right next to the spine on either side. If it is just 1 or 2 episodes of vomiting that stops, its ok to just watch. Persistent vomiting will need a doctor's visit.

In brief: Vomiting & back pain
Acute vomiting with back pain, particularly in a 4 year old, raises the question of possible kidney infection.
Fever would be common but not necessarily in all cases. Kidney pain would be located just below the bottom rib right next to the spine on either side. If it is just 1 or 2 episodes of vomiting that stops, its ok to just watch. Persistent vomiting will need a doctor's visit.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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Unusual for a 4-year-old to complain of back pain.
Could be muscle strain or related to hydronephrosis (partially blocked kidney) this can present with either abdominal or back pain + vomiting. Suggest see your pediatrician who will probably order an abdominal ultrasound. Hopefully is just a "stomach bug".

In brief: See pediatrician
Unusual for a 4-year-old to complain of back pain.
Could be muscle strain or related to hydronephrosis (partially blocked kidney) this can present with either abdominal or back pain + vomiting. Suggest see your pediatrician who will probably order an abdominal ultrasound. Hopefully is just a "stomach bug".
Dr. George Klauber
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In brief: 4 yo vomiting
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...How long child vomiting, is child happy/consolable, health problems, weight gain or loss....This a question for your pediatrician not a web site...Sorry....

In brief: 4 yo vomiting
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...How long child vomiting, is child happy/consolable, health problems, weight gain or loss....This a question for your pediatrician not a web site...Sorry....
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