As the parent of a child with gastrointestinal issues, Kris wasn’t immediately concerned when her son Nolan complained of a stomachache while they were watching TV together. When his pain quickly got worse and Nolan started to vomit, Kris knew it was time to call CHOC. “With COVID-19 going on, I didn’t know if the […]
Dr. Peter Yu, CHOC pediatric general and thoracic surgeon, explains everything you’ve ever wondered about the appendix, appendicitis and more.
Jordan was enjoying a fun break with his family in Big Bear, Calif. when he started complaining of stomach pains. His family never imagined that he would need to undergo surgery at CHOC Hospital a mere 24 hours later.
Appendicitis, sometimes mistaken by parents as a bad stomachache, can be difficult to diagnose in younger children, who can’t adequately describe pain.