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

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
  • question-icon

    Had diarrhea, vomiting, severe leg pain. What could be the reason?

My daughter,10. had diarrhea all day yesterday until around 6pm then started throwing up......that has continued through the night. Is she is complaining about severe leg pain in both legs - is the leg pain normal? her legs feel warm but her toes feel cooler than the legs. I haven't taken her temp but she hasn't felt super hot when kissed on the forehead.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013
Report Abuse
Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
It must be a stomach bug.
The leg pain probably could be due to electrolyte imbalance she must be having due to salt loss in stools Give her electrolyte solution like pedialyte.
Since her toes are cooler, which indicates fluid loss/dehydration, give her enough fluids including pedialyte and if there is no improvement, take her to ER.
Dr.Ratnakar Kini
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hello Sir, My father, 68 years is having problem in his left leg. He complains of pain right below the knee but sometimes it goes down also which...

Recent questions on  Pedialyte

doctor1 MD

My 11 month granddaughter has a stomach flu I think. yesterday about 1 hour after lunch she has a projectile vomiting episode. This morning after...

doctor1 MD

hi my daughter is 4 months old and shes had diarrhea for almost a week now and her doctor told me theres nothing i can do to stop it but to just...

doctor1 MD

my son was having cold for quite a while so the doctor placed him on augmentin but he was also having fever while on the medication so they...

doctor1 MD

Hi, my 10 month old baby threw up once on Friday. It looked as if she threw up her formula milk. Yesterday, she didn t throw up but she did have...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, My daughter is approx. 1 year old. We are planning a trip with her this month. Would like to know the medicines which we should keep for...

doctor1 MD

My brother has a partial bowel obstruction. We are trying to avoid the ER but am not sure what to do for him besides pedialyte and clear liquids....

doctor1 MD

My son is a roofer, and has been cramping, last week he had one day of heat exhaustion . What can he do to prevent this ?