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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in babies?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain,fever,won't eat
This is almost unheard of under 1yo & I have seen only 1 in a 15-18mo in 30 yrs.
The intestine seems to be resistant early on but that fades with age, food chalanges and illness, peeking in the teen years. Low grade fever, loss of appetite, pain & occasional vomiting are seen. If your internal alarm goes off & you know you need the baby checked then do. Better to get good news than miss something.

In brief: Pain,fever,won't eat
This is almost unheard of under 1yo & I have seen only 1 in a 15-18mo in 30 yrs.
The intestine seems to be resistant early on but that fades with age, food chalanges and illness, peeking in the teen years. Low grade fever, loss of appetite, pain & occasional vomiting are seen. If your internal alarm goes off & you know you need the baby checked then do. Better to get good news than miss something.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
In brief: Variable
Appendicitis is unlikely in babies.
In children under five it does not have the typical symptoms you see in older children. If you have any concerns about appendicitis, be seen.

In brief: Variable
Appendicitis is unlikely in babies.
In children under five it does not have the typical symptoms you see in older children. If you have any concerns about appendicitis, be seen.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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