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What Are The Symptoms Of Appendicitis In Babies
Of the appendix. It generally starts with plugging of the appendiceal lumen with inflammation building up behind it. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea/vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more
CAN GET AT ANY AGE: Appendicitis is an infection in a closed ended narrow tube up to few inches in length that achases to the cecum(beginning of colon) like a worm.Appendicitis means inflammation in the appendix and can happen at any age including children and it is a surgical emergency and appendix has to be removed asap before it ruptures and cause peritonitis or an abscess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's rare: Appendicitis is rare in babies, but when it occurs it can cause sustained high fevers, irritability or decreased activity, and vomiting/refusal to eat. Babies with appendicitis are quite ill, and seem much sicker than babies with more ordinary problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm wondering why are you in the hospital longer when you have appendicitis than when you have a baby?
Not if well treated: Appendicitis is the most common surgical problem in pregnancy. It should be treated early, with an operation to remove the appendix. This can be done laparoscopically since you are still early in pregnancy. While there is always a risk of birth defects with anesthesia in the early months of pregnancy the risk is very very small - much smaller than the risk of untreated appendicitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am also breastfeeding a 6 week old baby. Can you advise if this sounds like a stomach bug or possibly appendicitis?
Unable to tell: Your symptoms are not noted in the question. Please resubmit. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RLQ Pain(SAMEasMEN): The "classic" pt: vague abdominal pain that 'moves' to the right lower abdomen over ~24hrs, becoming constant, progressively worsening; decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever. Studies have shown that only 50% of patients have classic symptoms, making the diagnosis somewhat challenging. Ct scans have been very helpful for diagnosis in equivocal cases, but the radiation exposure is not trivial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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