While appendicitis is uncommon in toddlers, it still can happen; therefore, you should know what to look out for.
In a toddler, appendicitis will usually cause abdominal pain, fever and vomiting. Occasionally, diarrhea will also be present. Another sign that it may be appendicitis is a distended abdomen that is sensitive to touch. Your toddler may also bend to one side or limp when they walk.
In older children, pain that starts at the belly button and goes down may be present.
Appendicitis is caused by an infection entering the appendix and becoming trapped. Once the appendix becomes infected, the only cure is to remove the appendix.
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