Appendicitis in six year old

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My 5 year old granddaughter was recently diagnosed with a ruptured appendix. She's been in the hospital for 4 days on anitbiotics and they are talking about sending her home on anibiotics for a month or two before removing the appendix. I've never heard of such a thing. Is this common practice?
This suggestion of why your six year old has pain may seem silly, but my daughter has had the same pain her entire life and she is now 11. She has an anxiety problem (not diagnosed, but runs in our family). She gets very nervous about everything from going to a families birthday party to going to catch the bus in the morning. Her stomach hurts terribly. She has never told me this because all she knew is that her tummy really hurt bad. I had this, so I know.
Our 10 year old son suffered for weeks with exactly the same symptoms everyone here is describing. When I finally took him to the local Children's Hospital ER for the 3rd time (after countless dr. visits on the side and every test in the book), the finally admitted him because he had lost five pounds in three weeks and looked terrible - healthy kids are not supposed to lose weight because they cannot eat!
My eleven year old son is having stomache pain for about a year, mainly at night. He would wake, complain of stomach pain , vomit, be confused, either cold and clammy of feverish, and would talk about crazy things. Now he complains of sideaches during the day. The school nurse called monday and said he was complaining of a stomach ache and his stomach was distended. I took him to the Dr. but by the time I got there his stomach was back to normal and no sideache.
She was in the 80th and 90th percentiles her entire life until the pain started and now she has regained the weight lost and has remained the same size for the past two years and is now in the 50th percentile. Her 2 year old sister is nearly as tall as she is, weighs only a few pounds less and eats more. We took her to her pediatric doctor, who treated her for constipation (this didn't work). They tested for wheat, egg and dairy allergies to no avail and took x-rays.
When I read about his pain in his abdomen, I thought of appendicitis. I would definitely get him in and insist that they keep searching diligently for the cause.
She had c-difficile about six years ago, which put her in the hospital for 3 days. Last year, she had appendicitis, which revealed a carcinoid tumor in her appendix. She had a scan after that and no other tumors were found, though. I don't know if any of that will make a difference with her mono. Thank you!
i took her in cause when she sttod up she got dizzy and started to pass out. after six hours in the er the dr on staff ordered a ct scan, she had no elevated white count and no rebound pain which would have indicated appendisitice, however he still ordered a ct scan and I had no idea the risks involved. they didn't cover her ovarys and I have now learned that could put her at risk for lukemia. is this a fact? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.
I'm a nineteen year old female, and I had a labral tear repair and a psoas release/lengthening in my left hip on April 23 2007. Before my surgery, I had been a very active dancer who was having serious trouble walking around my highschool. Now, a year later, I still have very noticeable weakness in my left hip, and still get the "snapping" in the joint that first alerted me to the problem.
I found this forum while searching the Internet for a possible diagnosis for the pain I have had now for 6 years in the upper right quadrant of my abdomen. I am a 52 year old American woman, living in a country that has poor medical services, and doctors who do not treat you, if they don't feel like it. You can only see a specialist if your GP makes the appointment for you. And you don't get the choice of which doctor you will see for any given problem.
I am 60 years old and never had medical problems in my life. Over the last few years I've become a solid pain. Meaning my neck, my arms, my back, my legs, in other words everything hurts. The worst seems to be my left side of my rib cage. I've had quite a few severe attacks that have sent me to the floor in agonizing pain. I can't move or get up tell it is gone. I cry and scream it hurts so bad. Like someone just plunged a knife in.
hello again, my heat sensation started in my right foot, (i am a 36 year old female ) it now appears in various parts of my body, no rhyme or reason to it. seems to get warmer all the time. i am into holistic therapies, so today bought some appropriate crystals that assist the nervous system, green tree agate, jade and amber, to be honest will try anything to be pro active with my own health, also white chestnut flower remedies which helps calm a worried mind.
The next dose occurred after I had been looking after a child who had a bad tummy bug - the child ended up in hospital due to suspected appendicitis but abdominal scan revealed that the lymph glands of his stomach had been inflamed and there was an unusually large amount of trapped air. This tummy bug was much more painful and after ten days of trying Imodium, antispasmodics, motilium and applying heat my G.P.
(well,I was)I am sooo very glad that I stopped while they are still young, my 2 younger children don't even remember, but my 8 year old does and definately harbors resentment towards me. Even now 2 years out of rehab (well actually 13 monthes clean after one 6 week relapse)I don't think she can really trust me yet but it is slowly getting better. I won't even go into the husband thing lets just say I relate to not feeling supported by your spouse.
I am a 37m year old male with no history of any illness. Nothing has changed in my life to contribute to this condition. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This latest illness was quite severe and caused much pain including migraines and severe joint pain, severe abdomen pain that mimicked appendicitis, and eventually severe muscular weakness in the legs that became an inability to walk. It took her about six months to progress through this illness and return to almost normal. She had positive ANA and positive antidsDNA (confirmed with Crithidian) in high levels (250+).
I am sure it is not acid reflux, because when i get acid reflux i know that fizzy feeling in my throat/chest and i can feel the splash of the acid moving around, and this gag thing comes with no symptoms other then the gagging and sometimes throwing up. I am a 27 year old woman, i'm a am bigger in size and have no other health complications that would lead to the gagging problem.
This latest illness was quite severe and caused much pain including migraines and severe joint pain, severe abdomen pain that mimicked appendicitis, and eventually severe muscular weakness in the legs that became an inability to walk. It took her about six months to progress through this illness and return to almost normal. She had positive ANA and positive antidsDNA (confirmed with Crithidian) in high levels (250+).
Im a 35 year old female about four days ago I started having this pain in my chest on my left side under my breast and ribcage area it hurst bad when i breath in . It even hurts when I move a certain way . I went to the ER and they couldnt find any thing .it feels like gas ,i have taken everything over thecounter for gas i can find and nothing has helped. I know im not crazy I dont like pain and this pain that im feeling in just too much to bear if anyone have a solution please help .
She could no longer feel her body and was wheelchair bound, then bedridden with the mentality of a 5 year old. She had chronic bladder and kidney infections throughout her life and died from septicemia. My grandpa died this past year from Alzheimer's. All of my aunts are on antidepressants and thyroid medication. One of my sisters has bipolar disorder and is actually allergic to the cold.
I am a 20 year old male, athletic build with sinusitis being only past medical history. There is a lot of cancer on my father’s side of the family but none on my mothers. During the summer, I started to develop stabbing abdominal cramps followed by mustard-yellow colored explosive diarrhea. The diarrhea was abnormally foul smelling, it floated, and seemed really acidic. When I wiped, the toilet paper would look almost neon yellow.
I am 24 years old and have had a number of significant illnesses in my life. When I was 3 I was diagnosed with neutropinia and last year with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Last month I went into hospital with suspected appendicitis. When the surgeon went in she found extensive adhesions with mucous and debris tenting on my bowel. These were removed (along with the appendix which was normal). The surgeon looked at my ovaries and reported that they too were normal.
pain/tightness/pressure/zinging feeling. I have had a mammo/ultrasound every six months, in addition to a biopsy (path. report: sclerosing adenosis, patchy lactational effect). The pre-op diagnosis was FC vs CA, which I presume means fibrocystic changes vs cancer. The post-op diagnosis simply said "same". (That in itself is a little strange to me -- why wasn't it more definitive?
I am a 20 year old male, athletic build with sinusitis being only past medical history. There is a lot of cancer on my father’s side of the family but none on my mothers. During the summer, I started to develop stabbing abdominal cramps followed by mustard-yellow colored explosive diarrhea. The diarrhea was abnormally foul smelling, it floated, and seemed really acidic. When I wiped, the toilet paper would look almost neon yellow.
I am a healthy, active 19 year old female. I have been in and out of the emergency room over the past six months and no one can seem to figure out what is wrong. I have had one scope, a CT scan, and two ultrasounds. Every time I go in it is for stomach pain. Originally the pain was in my lower left side, would stop, I would get nauseous then it would move to my right side. After about two months the pain moved and was more in the middle of my stomach.
I attributed these symptoms to her active lifestyle (she's athletic and in gymnastics and pep squad). In June of this year I began to notice that her bruises were not healing and were in strange places (under her toenails, and on her hands). In July she developed appendicitis and underwent an appendectomy. Her CBC at that time was normal. After her surgery, in August, she started high school and seemed to get sicker.....frequent sore throats, fevers, nausea.
I am a 20 year old male, athletic build with sinusitis being only past medical history. There is a lot of cancer on my father’s side of the family but none on my mothers. During the summer, I started to develop stabbing abdominal cramps followed by mustard-yellow colored explosive diarrhea. The diarrhea was abnormally foul smelling, it floated, and seemed really acidic. When I wiped, the toilet paper would look almost neon yellow.
Background 22 year old male, 5'7 135lbs, Sick as of October 2009. Family history depression, anxiety disorders, heart problems, but all later in life. History appendicitis and surgery December 3rd 2009 Test 3 x CBC-normal Hepatic function-normal Coag profile-normal 3x Basic Metabolic Panel- normal (except always low potassium and high calcium) Hepatitis Panel- Negative West Nile-negative Cortisol Levels-normal (Dr.
I was spending this past year teaching in Malaysia when my appendix burst six months ago. Because it was several days after the burst when my doctors finally recognized it, they had to perform a colectomy, removing some of my intestines, colon, and what used to be my appendix. The past six months, I've had sudden needs to go diarrhea (sometimes half diarrhea, half normal) about five to eight times a day. The doctor kept insisting that it was normal. I'm vegetarian and eat quite healthily.
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