Appendicitis in children is when the appendix in inflamed and causes severe abdominal pain. However a stomachache is a very common symptom in children and is not a sign of appendicitis. The symptoms include: • Not wanting to eat • Feeling sick to their stomach • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Low-grade fever • Swollen or bloated belly
HOW IS APPENDICITIS IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
In case your child has been complaining of persistent and increasing abdominal pains, you should rush to the general physician or gastroenterologist. The doctor will take a look at the bloating and site of pain with the help of a physical examination as well as other methods like X Rays and CT scans.
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?
In some cases antibiotic dosage may bring down the inflammation of the appendix.