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Stomach pain, fever, vomiting. Should go for ER?

My son has been complaining of a stomach ache since yesterday. He has a fever . We took him to the pediatrician and they indicated it was a virus. Today, he vomited twice in the morning. His stomach ache is low on his abdomen , and he says he cannot stand to sit up or walk. Should we go to the ER (of course, I m worried about appendicitis ).
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Of course your concern about appendicitis is justified considering the symptoms you described. Appendicitis presents with pain in the right side of abdomen, vomiting, fever, lethargic and specially in a child where he/she cannot sit up or walk. You should consider visiting the ER as soon as you can, since appendicitis presents with more complications in children. A viral infection of gastrointestinal tract can also present with similar symptoms, however its always better for a second opinion.
Feel free for further queries.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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