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What causes low grade fever along with upper abdominal discomfort?

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Dr. Albana Sejdini

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Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 in Abdominal Pain
Question: Symptoms are low grade fever with upper abdominal discomfort on the sides, not in the middle I also had a flu shot last Monday. I am concerned about stomach cancer
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Symptoms not typical for stomach cancer...

Detailed Answer:

I understand your concerns.

1. Having low grade fever after having flu shot last Monday is often reported after flu shot is given.

2. Upper abdominal discomfort on the sides might be related to bowels movements, especially if you have experienced changes in bm recently: diarrhea? constipation?

Muscular pain is also to consider if no organic problem is present and if the pain has started recently.

3. With regards to stomach cancer, your actual symptoms are not typical for a stomach cancer, especially with such sudden onset. Symptoms are gradually appearing with sudden weight loss, and other symptoms.

4. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is also to be considered. Further urine analysis and abdominal ultrasound are advised to determine the right cause.

For the moment, I can advise to:
- take pain killers (paracetamol, mephenamic acid, etc.)
- increase fluids intake
- take more rest
- consult with your physician if symptoms won't improve in a couple of days

Wish fast recovery!
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