The pediatrician does a thorough physical examination of your child and will ask you questions about family history of appendicitis. He may suggest blood and urine examination, to check for bacterial infection. Imaging tests such as abdominal X-ray, abdominal ultrasound, CT scan are necessary to inspect the infected areas in the abdomen.
Treatment and management
• Not all cases of appendicitis need surgery. In case of interval appendicitis, if the doctor feels antibiotics can heal the inflammation, you
can skip the surgery.
• Some children with perforated appendicitis may have an infected fluid pocket in the abdomen called abscesses, which sometimes needs only
antibiotics. In few cases, a surgical procedure is needed to drain the fluid.
• Doctors use laparoscopy or laparotomy to remove the inflamed appendix from the abdomen in a case of perforated index