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How to tell if a child has appendicitis or just a bad tummy ache?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: E.R. Trip
This is something that needs to be assessed by a physician, likely in the emergency department.
Appendicitis will tend to present with abdominal pain, fever, nausea/vomiting. However, abdominal pain can be so many different things, it's best for a doctor to evaluate the child.

In brief: E.R. Trip
This is something that needs to be assessed by a physician, likely in the emergency department.
Appendicitis will tend to present with abdominal pain, fever, nausea/vomiting. However, abdominal pain can be so many different things, it's best for a doctor to evaluate the child.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Early screening
The appendix usually lays next to the inside part of the right groin muscle.
When inflamed, kids have difficulty walking upright, or hopping on either leg without > belly pain.I have parents evaluate both when they call the service after hours. If the kid is running around & playing i don't worry so much. When unsure, the best test is an exam by a trained physician & then i'm not always sure.

In brief: Early screening
The appendix usually lays next to the inside part of the right groin muscle.
When inflamed, kids have difficulty walking upright, or hopping on either leg without > belly pain.I have parents evaluate both when they call the service after hours. If the kid is running around & playing i don't worry so much. When unsure, the best test is an exam by a trained physician & then i'm not always sure.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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