Appendicitis | Testing & Diagnosis

How is appendicitis diagnosed in children?

An appendicitis diagnosis for children will include a complete medical history and physical examination. It also may include:

Other appendicitis diagnostic tests for children may include:

  • Blood tests: These tests are done to evaluate the infection, or to determine if there are any problems with other abdominal organs, such as the liver or pancreas.
  • Urinalysis: This test detects any bladder or kidney infection, which may mimic the symptoms of appendicitis.
Symptoms of appendicitis may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Consult your health care provider for a diagnosis.