The appearance of abdominal pain should always be a warning sign - this symptom may indicate the development of diseases or pathological conditions that may be life-threatening for the patient.
Not a single doctor without examination and dynamic observation of the patient will be able to predict the prognosis of the disease, and deterioration in the condition can develop rapidly. The more unfavorable is the combination of abdominal pain and fever - this may indicate that the pathological process affects the body as a whole, therefore, a doctor's consultation (even with an unclear nature of the pain) is always required. in medical practice, therefore, any specialist will insist, if not on immediate hospitalization, then on its desirability, observation and examination. Even in cases where abdominal pain and fever occur with intestinal infections, an examination is necessary to determine the nature of the infection and treatment, because pain and temperature significantly disrupt the life processes in the body. When pain and temperature appear, regardless of the presence of concomitant vomiting and diarrhea, before consulting a doctor, the patient should be put to bed, limit physical activity and prescribe a "starvation" diet. This reduces the load on the body and allows you to start treatment, especially if surgery is necessary, without lengthy procedures for preparing the patient - gastric lavage and intestinal enemas. But you should always ensure drinking - when vomiting, you should give liquid in small portions and preference should be given to pure mineral water without gas, herbal infusions of rose hips, chamomile, weak black or green tea. The intake of fluid can reduce metabolic disorders and compensate for the increased loss of moisture through the skin and mucous membranes when the temperature rises. It is highly undesirable to give the patient any anti-inflammatory and antipyretic drugs without a doctor's prescription - these drugs can be a "disservice" to both the patient and the doctor. The clinical picture of the disease can change significantly and the doctor's ability to timely establish the correct diagnosis and prescribe treatment decreases, and the number of diagnostic errors increases.