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11041898 tn?1414817112

Constant stomach ache and no stool passed for 6 days

My son is 6 years old. He had fever and headache a week ago. He vomitted on the 2nd day, and lost appetite, even refusing to drink water. We took him to hospital and even blood check was done. He was on antibiotics for 4-5 days, and as he was dehydrated he was on IV fluids.

Since then, he has complained of constant dull stomach ache and didn't pass stool for 6 days. Now he is eating some food, little bites of biscuits, cakes, cereals and fruits/juice. But still there is abdominal pain. (Doctors also conducted ultrasound and found that he has no surgical issues.)

Please advice.

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535822 tn?1443976780
It maybe a side effect of the anti biotic how long has he stopped them?
535822 tn?1443976780
Sorry signed off too soon, perhaps try a mild laxative , plenty of water and orange juice may help ..Constipation can cause some stomach ache ..
11041898 tn?1414817112
thanks for your reply. My son is still not well. He still doesn't have appetite. Doctors have used that bubble tube to remove stool from his colon and intestine. It removed good quantity of stool.

Doctors stopped all antibiotics yesterday. But still his doesn't have appetite and he is very weak.  
535822 tn?1443976780
aww I am sorry and I understand how anxious this makes you,it may take time for his appetite to return, its good he finished the anti biotics as sometimes they do have side effects .keep up the fluid intake and give him light foods ..appetite takes time very often, ask him what he could fancy eating any nice fruit or yoghorts.maybe a rice dish..Did the Doctor say if they had an idea what may have caused it ?
11041898 tn?1414817112
Thanks. He is getting much better today. He ate a little, and he slept well without stomach ache. It was surely the constipation and compacted stool in his intestine. Thanks for your help. I was worried because they couldn't find a cause even after 3 blood tests, x-ray and high dose antibiotics. He has been sick for 9 days.
I hope his appetite becomes normal soon and he will eat back to health. Giving him some fruits and cereals. Thanks
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