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Stomach ache, spiking temperature and nausea

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Minceybits Tue 12-Jul-16 13:59:38

We have had a funny year of tummy issues with DD (8 years old). She has been feeling ropey since Sunday, but didn't throw up till Monday evening - so not the pattern of usual tummy things. This is the second time in a month or so she has had a non-specific tummy ache, bad enough to stay off school. She has been pale and exhausted and on the sofa for three days now. Off her food, still nibbling bits and drinking, but I think the nausea is pretty constant. She had some pain around her tummy button - so we wondered about a "grumbling" appendix - but there is apparently no such thing, and she isn't having it at the moment.

I know it's probably just a virus and not too serious, but she gets hot after she eats and feels very unwell. She had worms a few weeks ago and we have done the treatment and follow up. She also regularly has anxious tummy before school each morning this year - wants to go to the loo a lot and then can't poo, and gets v upset about it. Not sure if any of this is related at all. She also often gets a temperature when fighting something off, always has and we have never really worried about it.

Also there has been a virus around that mimics appendicitis apparently, but isn't - has anyone else experienced this?

Appendix? Sensitive tummy? Worms? Virus? IBS? Food intolerance? Argh!
It's not like me to worry this much about mild things, but something is off with her and I can't work out what. I can't think that the Dr will be able to do or say anything, since it's all so vague.

Badders123 Tue 12-Jul-16 14:40:16

Abdominal migraine?

tkband3 Tue 12-Jul-16 14:43:58

Get her tested for coeliac disease - tummy issues with regular vomiting and either constipation or diarrhoea are clear symptoms. How's her weight?

Have a look here for symptoms. But definitely ask the GP to do the blood test and for a referral to a gastroenterologist (if you're near London I can recommend one).

Witchend Tue 12-Jul-16 14:51:12

For appendicitis get her to lie down on her back. Talk to her about something she will find interesting and distract herself by. Gently bring her hand down near her tummy button and press gently. if it's appendicitis you will need to scrape her off the ceiling. wink

GP's description for my dramatic child. grin

Minceybits Tue 12-Jul-16 15:03:48

Her weight is fine, she is slimmer than she was because she has grown lots, but nothing that has concerned us.

What is abdominal migraine? - Will google....

Will try distraction/pressing technique Witchend, thanks.

Eek to coeliac disease sad will have a look at symptoms.

Off to the Drs I guess. Will check back for referral (we are in London). Thanks tk

tkband3 Fri 15-Jul-16 10:31:27

Sorry for not coming back earlier. It may not be coeliac, but it's definitely worth checking for. And if it is, it's not the end of the world, honestly. My three DDs have it...DD1 was diagnosed ten years ago and living gluten free is very easy (if more expensive) these days. Happy to answer any questions you may have - feel free to PM me if you'd like to.

LAmusic Fri 15-Jul-16 10:47:34

Stomach migraine came to mind too! Hope you got on ok at doctors

Minceybits Fri 15-Jul-16 10:48:34

Aaah TK you sound so sorted, I bet it's hard work though, thanks for coming back to me.
We did go to the Dr who ruled out appendix and kidney infection and coeliac (not enough pain/symptoms for any of these), but DD has remained on the sofa all week, is exhausted and still complaining of sore tummy. Dr thought it was prob virus (none of us are feeling great this week - but it's all a bin non-specific), but I think I need to look carefully at her diet too - def too much bread and biscuits in this house, need to look for better alternatives.

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