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Do you think my son might have cancer?

Postby ealahweemah » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:38 am

my 16 month old son has been throwing up for no apparent reason for months. Sometimes as often as a few times a day, other times only once a week. I took him to the doctor a while back and they said that it was probably just a stomach bug of some sort, but if it were that it would have gone away wouldn't have? I also had his iron checked fairly recently and it was way lower than it should have been. Doing a quick google search of these symptoms, several sites suggesting cancer popped up. He seems otherwise healthy. He is happy and full of energy. He eats and drinks normally and most of the time I don't even think there is anything wrong with him at all.
My husband is just starting a new job so we're in the process of getting new health insurance, so I can't really take him to the doctor right now. I will of course as soon as possible.
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Postby sutton81 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:39 am

Don't worry!... vomiting in infants caused by lot of different condition, from simple gastroesophageal reflex to obstruction of gastrointestinal track. Is your child vomiting took place after eating something?
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Postby eduardo » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:45 am

If you are concerned and he is continuing to get sick to his stomach for no apparent reason take him to see a physician that specializes in Internal Medicine. Gastroenterologist. He can take a peek into his stomach. It could be as simple as acid reflux. I would go and get him checked. They make meds for that for children. Even babies that can't hold down formula. Hope he feels better.
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Postby stewert36 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:54 am

It's amazing how you jumped to cancer as the main possibility when there are a whole host of other things.

You say you took your son to the doctor "a while back". Did you bother to tell the doctor that the symptoms are continuing? Did you ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist (stomach and intestine doctor)?

Coming on to a board and asking people who know nothing about your son and can't even seem him is an absurd way to find out what is wrong with your son. If you are poor, there is health care for poor people. Call 211 from a landline and ask them where you can get your son to the doctor. You can take him to a doctor if he is important enough to you.
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Postby telutci44 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:57 am

You could type 3 different symptoms & probably get cancer as a possible reason. You need to see his doctor for a referral.
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