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Pain in the belly button, lower right abdomen, night sweting, vomitting, swollen lymph nodes, no appendix, loss of apetite. Suggestions?

Hi my son is having severe pain for 5 days now starts at the belly button and has pain in the lower right quandrant when you push down and some pain in the left lower quadrant but he says it hurts the most by the belly button. when you press down by the belly button or lower right quadrant you see him grimace in pain. He has night sweats and started to vomit last night only once. the sonogram showed swollen lymph nodes but they could not see the appendix. They said blood work was normal yet his pain is getting worse and now he is not eating and does not want to drink he just turned six in July. Should they do a cat scan even though their is a risk of radiation? Any suggestions.
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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It is better for your son to be hospitalized now as his oral intake has reduced and the pain is getting worse. The ultrasound scan can be repeated; also his vitals can be monitored by the nurse.

Depending on his condition, the decision to do a CAT scan can be taken by the treating surgeon.

Hope this helps.

Wish your son speedy recovery.

Answered: Sun, 5 Aug 2012
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