How is constipation differentiated from pediatric appendicitis?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Adam C Alder, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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If constipation is diagnosed and treated with enemas and/or stool softeners with resolution of the signs and symptoms, inform the patient and family that recurrence of the abdominal pain in the future could be recurrent constipation or acute appendicitis and to seek medical advice.


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