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    Default Should I be worried?

    My 3 year old was complaining about belly button pain yesterday, he seemed cheerful enough so I thought nothing of it. Now he is pointing to the right lower abdomen saying It hurts. He doesn't seem in severe pain, but now he has a fever and is very pale. He has a cough too...so I'm not sure if the temp is related to the belly pain or if there are two different things going on. Anyone have any advice or thoughts?

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    Appendix? I would call the health info line in your state.

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    Appendicitis pain often starts at the belly button then moves to the lower right. And a fever. :/
    I would be getting him checked out.
    Good luck, hopefully it's nothing.

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    I did, she said she was more concerned that he was so pale and that if the pain gets worse go straight to Ed. I am sitting beside him torturing myself with doctor google and freaking myself right out!

    I guess I kind of assumed that appendicitis meant severe pain, but in under 5s that is not the case at all.

    I hate when you have to think about going to Ed.. If it's bad, you just go. If it's not so bad, you don't...but if it is borderline I never know if I should go or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    I would phone health direct just to be safe. It could be a lot things, but pain in the lower right abdomen and fever can be symptoms of appendicitis.
    I was just going to say exactly this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I did, she said she was more concerned that he was so pale and that if the pain gets worse go straight to Ed. I am sitting beside him torturing myself with doctor google and freaking myself right out!

    I guess I kind of assumed that appendicitis meant severe pain, but in under 5s that is not the case at all.

    I hate when you have to think about going to Ed.. If it's bad, you just go. If it's not so bad, you don't...but if it is borderline I never know if I should go or not...
    I would probably go to the Ed. Better to have wasted your evening for no reason than to not go and find out later that you should have. Hopefully it is all good and just a fart or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    I would probably go to the Ed. Better to have wasted your evening for no reason than to not go and find out later that you should have. Hopefully it is all good and just a fart or something.
    , yes, you guys are right. Better safe than sorry so I'll take him up now.

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    Hope everything is ok

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    Good luck. Hope he makes a miraculous recovery in the waiting room like mine always do!

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