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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in babies?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis in babies?

Unlikely: Appendicitis would be very unusual in an infant, but anything is possible. If your baby has belly pain, swelling, poor feeding, fever and/or vomiting, they need to be examined right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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Why do babies get appendicitis?

Why do babies get appendicitis?

They usually don't: Appendicitis is extemely uncommon in babies. Appendicitis comes from plugging up or occlusion of the long, narrow, cylindrical appendix, allowing inflammation to build up. Babies have shorter, wider, conical appendices that may be harder to plug up. Appendicitis is most common in children (older than babies) and young adults. It is possible but uncommon at the extremes of age. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis.

What are the symptoms of appendicitis.

Fever, abd pain, no : Fever, low grade temp, lack of appetite .Pain gets worse in right lower quadrant and worse when sudden movement, and vomiting. ...Read more

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What is appendicitis? What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

What is appendicitis? What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

Inflammation : Of the appendix and signs are pain in the right side below the belly button with worsening over time. Go to the er if you are worried. ...Read more

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I think i might have appendicitis? What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

I think i might have appendicitis? What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

Right sided pain: Textbook symptoms would be diffuse pain in the abdomen that then moves to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Nausea and vomiting. Possible fevers and chills. Not feeling hungry. Usually continues to worsen until surgically treated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

Pain in right side: In young people, appendicitis usually begins as a vague discomfort around the belly button. It then slowly moves to the right lower abdomen area and slowly becomes more intense. Many people experience nausea and vomiting. However, appendicitis can be very tricky and sometimes appears with different symptoms depending on exactly where it is located on the right side. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of appendicitis?

Can you tell me the symptoms of appendicitis?

The early: Symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton ; then localizes to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe with vomiting; and decreased appetite (anorexia). Early signs of appendicitis are abdominal tenderness that ultimately localizes to the rlq; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain). ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of appendicitis last?

Days: Appendicitis is an acute illness which leads to rupture if not treated within days of it's onset. Once in a blue moon, the body will seal off the rupture, leading to a prolonged low-level infection that can "simmer" for weeks; however, most people have so much pain prior to rupture that they seek out medical attention before this can occur. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of appendicitis?

What are some of the symptoms of  appendicitis?

Symptom appendicitis: Appendicitis starts, progresses, with pain in lower right abdomen, fever and signs of infection. By 12 to 24 hours patients know something is wrong and get in to a health care facility. Surgeons remove the bad appendix, hopefully before it ruptures. Surgically cured! recovery is about a week. Usually one or two days in hospital. Often performed laprascopically. ...Read more

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