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My ds (3 1/2 yrs) has had a fever for two and a half days. He's been complaining off and on that his tummy hurts, and he's not been eating much of anything. Drinking a good bit, though, so not dehydrated.
I asked him today if it hurt at all when he went potty, since it seems like he's going more frequently than normal. He said yes, and after more questioning, said it hurt in his tummy. However, he's producing a normal amount of light colored urine, and he's not acting like it hurts to go. When I had a UTI, I was practically on the floor crying it hurt so badly to go, and I could only go a little bit.
So, my questions are these: do boys get UTIs (it's my understanding that it can happen, but is very uncommon), and does it sound like this is what he has? If not, then what is it? He has no congestion, runny nose, etc., only a fever that has ranged from 100 to 103.5. Any suggestions?
Dh wants me to take him to the Dr., but it seems like every time we go there, we end up with something worse that what we went in for! Besides, I really want to stay off the antibiotics road.
Thanks for your thoughts, Margaret