What is Appendicitis in Children? What are its reasons?

What is Appendicitis in Children? What are its reasons?

Appendicitis is one of the problems, which is caused in children and adult alike. Appendicitis in children is, generally, caused after the age of ten. It is a situation wherein the appendix swells up owing to various reasons, and hence, causes utter pain in the abdominal area. Usually, there is no other way than to have surgery, as suggested by a renowned pediatrician in Chandigarh, in order to remove the infected organ. In fact, in children of age 10+ years, appendicitis surgery is, in fact, one of the early stage surgeries encountered. Symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite, chills, fever, and even, abrupt changes in behavioral pattern indicate that the child may be prone to appendicitis.

Reasons for Appendicitis:

 In children, the condition of appendicitis occurs when the organ called the appendix swells up owing to its filling with mucus, stool, or other stuff causing inflammation and irritation, and sometimes, also accompanied by pain. As the appendix gets swelled up, the blood supply to it decreases, which eventually causes it to disrupt. For the proper functioning of each and every part of the body, it is quintessential that regular blood supply is achieved by them, else they start to disrupt. The same occurs with appendix. As the disruption occurs, holes or perforation are created on the walls of the organ, which causes leakage of the filling in the appendix, which flows out to the abdominal area.

When mucus and stool pass into the abdominal area, the chances of occurrence of the bacterial infection known as peritonitis increases. This bacterial infection spreads easily, and in case, not diagnosed at an early stage can be really very harmful. The only solution is to cut and remove the infected appendix by surgery, open or laparoscopic, as suggested by the best gynecologist in Chandigarh.

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