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fever and constipation in child

   My son is seven years old and has had a fever of 103 for two days now. I am concerned because he is also constipated and says his stomach hurts and he is nauseas but has not yet vomited. He does not eat vegetables and does have an issue with constipation and painful bowel movements at times. I give him fiber chewables.
   I am concerned that this could possibly be some kind of bowel obstruction.
Does anyone have any experience with this?

Thank-you

Julie
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Does he normally run high fevers like 103?  Call his doctor immediately and ask for a call back from the on-call team if need be.  If not and it's your only option, go to an ER or critical care unit.  

If this is normal for him then talk with your doctor about your concerns in a regular appointment, but otherwise, don't take risks with high fevers.  (I personally ran 102-103 often as a kid, but even so, my mom called the doctor every time.)
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