Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

177 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What is causing fever and uncontrollable shivering in the stomach area?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Raju A.T

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 3756 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2012 in General Health
Question: My son, 12 years, has uncontrollable shivering in the stomach area, and a fever. No sinus congestion or cough but a headache. He is very athletic and does not have a history of illness. Sometimes he has pain around his waist and belly button. No appetite today (Thanksgiving). No sore throat.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 1 hour later
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

I would like to know some more details on his problem to understand and opine specifically.

Does he vomit or pass loose stools?
Is the pain in the abdomen since he has fever and shivering in the abdomen?
Does he complain of pain on pressing his abdomen?
Do you mean to say he has reduced appetite?
Is fever continuous or intermittent?
Has he been giving any medications -If yes, what is the effect?

Waiting for your reply,

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T 7 hours later
No vomiting or loose stools.
The pain in the abdomen has stopped but the fever is 102 degrees
No complaints when I push on his abdomen
Yes, reduced appetite
Fever is continuous but can be reduced with Tylenol and Advil together.

He is pale and sweaty now but sleeping peacefully. FLU?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 17 hours later
Hi,

Thanks for the information.

Since he had fever associated with chills I do suspect that an infection (probably a bacterial one) is responsible for his symptoms.

I suggest you to take him to his treating doctor as the fever gets as high as 102degrees.Examination of the child is necessary to find the focus of infection, this helps to plan management with specific antibiotics based on the type and site of the infection.

Do continue Tylenol and Advil until further orders by the doctor who may put him on antibiotics.

Regards,




Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Aparna Kohli
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Drug/Medication ,  

Recent questions on  Flu

doctor1 MD

Hello, My 2 year old had Hepatitus A & B jab last Thursday and became ill with a chesty cough and flu symptoms in the last 48 hours. She is now showing a temperature of 39.2 and has very watery eyes and is pretty upset / whinging, are these symptoms of the vaccine?

doctor1 MD

Hi I´ve been with a bad infection of throat since 9 days ago, on my 5º day I went to doctor because I knew it wasn´t a flu, I am getting calvepen 666 mg. I still have pain and inflamation in my throat at least I dont have high temperature... but still very worried :( I want to cry because I feel I´m never getting cured and I will die of this as possibly the bacteria is growing stronger . Please I dont know what to do.

doctor1 MD

My 3 year old daughter has a persistent cough which is keeping her awake at night. During the day we have sprayed with a saline nasal spray which seems to be loosening the mucus and allowing it to be discharged through the nose when sneezing. We do have a neublizer at home and Duolin for our 5 year old son. Would it be appropriate to give this to her? If not what can we do to make it easier for her to have a peaceful sleep? We have had her at the Dr twice in the last 2 weeks. First time she had a viral infection and had a course of anti-biotics. Second time she was running a high temperature and the Dr said that she had full blown flu, prescribed rinex and pain medication. Has started vomiting and dirohea since.

doctor1 MD

Hi, My child 4 years old was having high feaver and cough for 5 days ,thught to be viral flu and took medication. In the blood checkup his ESR level found at 100. His temperature is normal now but still coughing occationaly and is complaining of pain under the ribcage. Could it be a symptum of TB?

doctor1 MD

Can an occult infection accelerate PSA levels to a total score of 26? Does a blood and urine test completely rule out an occult infection, or can it still be discovered on a sonogram biopsy? Can a rubber band ligation procedure, or a new...

doctor1 MD

I have genital herpes as well as chronic Epstein Barr. My employer wants me to take a flu shot which I have not done in years. It has been years since I have even had a cold which I believe is because of the viruses already in my system. With...

doctor1 MD

I felt feverish this morning and suddenly my sense of smell got stronger too. Should I worry?