Most children will be able to go home within a day after an appendectomy if the appendix is not ruptured. After appendectomies involving rupture and severe contamination, the child will require IV administration of antibiotics with hospital stay extended from five to seven days. Read more: How Long Does It Take for A Child to Recover from An Appendectomy? Article
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Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. Appendicitis often causes sings and symptoms such as abdominal pain in the lower right quadrant, nausea, vomiting, abdominal tenderness, fever, and loss of appetite. Delay in surgery can result in appendix rupture with potentially serious complications.
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How Do You Know if Your Child Has Appendicitis?
Appendicitis is a common issue that affects mostly children and young adults. Learn the signs of appendicitis in your child, what causes it, how doctors diagnose it, and what you can do to treat it.
What Are the Early Warning Signs of Appendicitis?
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. It is the most common condition for emergency surgeries in the United States. Appendicitis can affect anyone; however, it is most common in people 10 to 30 years of age.
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