10 Signs Of Appendicitis In Children That Adults Should Never, Ever Ignore


When most adults get stomachaches, they brush them off and move on with their day. If it’s really bad, maybe they’ll stay home from work and linger around the bathroom.

For the most part, we adults can tell whether something is seriously wrong or not. If we think something hurts more than it normally should, we look online or call our doctors for help.

When it comes to children, though, it’s an entirely different story. Kids get tummy aches all the time — it’s just another booboo parents deal with on a daily basis.

Children get bellyaches from anything and everything: not eating enough, eating too much, or just eating the wrong thing. It’s nearly impossible to tell if your kid’s tummy hurts because of something serious or just something silly.

One possible cause of your child’s stomach pain is appendicitis, which is a serious medical condition that needs immediate treatment.

Read the following to learn more about appendicitis symptoms in children, and if you think you or your child may be suffering from appendicitis, call your doctor!

What Is Appendicitis?

what is appendicitis?

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According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Appendicitis occurs when the appendix, an appendage (extension) of the colon, becomes inflamed (swollen) and infected. In many cases, an obstruction (blockage) within the appendix causes the infection, resulting in bacterial overgrowth.”

WebMD explains, “Appendicitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix.”

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