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How does a child with appendicitis act?

My son is 8 years old. I want to know how does a child with appendicitis act?

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Appendicitis usually begins with periumbilical/right lower quadrant pain, fever, vomiting, and sometimes may have diarrhea. In acute phase, they are usually sick looking confined to bed because of the pain.
Abdominal pain, sometimes fever, nausea, and vomiting. Pain starts around the belly button, then moves to lower right side of the belly.


Usually a child will have severe abdominal pain, mostly on the right side with guarding. Feel better!
Signs of appendicitis in a child - pain that may start around the belly button - moves to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen - pain may or may not be intense - is made worse with standing up straight of hopping on the right foot - appetite is way down to none - pain that is getting worse, or pain that was very intense, then suddenly stops (indicative of a burst appendix).