How does appendicitis affect children?

Similar to Adults. The classic symptoms of appendicitis are severe, progressively-worsening, constant, sharp pain, well-localized to the right lower abdomen. Appendicitis can sometimes be a tricky diagnosis since not everyone has this classic picture. This may be more difficult in the very young (and very old), since they may not be able to describe their symptoms well. Accordingly, their rupture rate is higher.