Acute appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix. The appendix can be blocked and can fill with bacteria. If left untreated the appendix can burst and cause infection. A child with acute appendicitis may feel several symptoms, including:

  • Abdominal pain near the belly button
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal swelling

Treatments include antibiotic medicines, drainage of the appendix and surgery to remove the appendix.