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Pain centred at belly button, worsens on touching, fever, sore throat, cough, stomach pain. Appendicitis?

My seven-year-old son has pain centered at his belly button, which worsens with touch and is all over his abdomen . He has a fever ov 101.8, a sore throat and some, not much coughing. I gave him some pain & fever reducer, and he s trying to sleep. It s 3 am, and he complained of stomach pain yesterday at breakfast (attributed to hunger) and again this pain at bedtime, waking up at 2am. Should I be concerned with appendicitis or another emergency?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Thanks for your query
Pain abdomen which worsening on touch(tenderness) specially in children’s should always treated as an emergency till properly evaluated by doctor
Appendicitis is a swelling (inflammation) of the appendix, a small pouch attached to the beginning of the large intestine. it remain most common causes of acute pain abdomen and emergency surgery
Your child should have immediate consultation to GP for physical examination and needful
Take care of your child
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