The inflammation of the organ known as the appendix is a serious and potentially fatal issue that needs immediate medical help and care. This is known as appendicitis and it also occurs in children. The symptoms of this condition usually include mild fever as well as shooting pain around the area of the belly button. Also, it can cause nausea, vomiting and appetite loss.
HOW IS APPENDICITIS IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
The pediatrician would require a medical history of the child’s illness to detect Appendicitis. The doctor might suggest some blood and urine tests. Some diagnostic imaging tests may be recommended for further examination e.g. ultrasound, CT scan and X-rays.
HOW IS APPENDICITIS IN CHILDREN TREATED?
An appendectomy is the usual route of treatment followed by gastroenterologists who will remove the three inch long tube of tissue called appendix, which sits in the large intestine.
DID YOU KNOW?
Appendicitis has to be treated immediately in order to avoid it from bursting inside