If so, what were your symptoms?
watermelon / 14467 posts
I have not, but my sister did. She had extreme abdominal pain on one side, was listless, could not keep food down, and when she came home from school, she was gray. We ended up taking her to the ER that night and she had an emergency appendectomy the next morning
pear / 1614 posts
I work in a children's hospital and the classic symptoms are abdominal pain starting around/just below the belly button and moving to the right, nausea, vomiting, and no desire to eat. Unfortunately these are not very specific to appendicitis and can also be associated with lots of other things including constipation or GI bug!
grapefruit / 4355 posts
My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and DH have all had appendectomies (DH's was earlier this year). Their main symptom was the severe abdominal pain that came on very suddenly.
pomelo / 5607 posts
My stepmother had it, but had none of the classic symptoms. Her only real issue was she kept getting "stomach viruses" every month or two. Turned out it was her appendix.
pomelo / 5678 posts
I had extreme pain in my lower right and violent vomiting.
@BandDmommy: let me know if you have any questions! I felt 100times worse than the flu, but we assumed I had the flu. I became very bloated in my abdomen and almost died! Emergency surgery at 3 am.
pomelo / 5789 posts
Severe Severe pain!
pomegranate / 3706 posts
I had it when I was 9, and it wasn't severe to me. I felt achy, my lower abdomen on the right side a bit more than anywhere else, and I didn't want to eat. I went to the hospital because my mom was worried and my pediatrician told her not to mess around with abdominal pain, and I had emergency surgery a few hours later.
honeydew / 7230 posts
@BandDmommy: I hope everything's ok!
pomegranate / 3604 posts
Really bad pain in my abdomen, fever, chills...from what I can remember.
I had it for 3-4 days before parents took me to the hospital. I think they thought I just had the flu.
pomegranate / 3729 posts
Started with fever and sweats. Then I couldn't keep anything down. And then I had excruciating pain.
grapefruit / 4681 posts
Yes when I was in 11 grade. I had just finished my freestyle test in figure skating and we were getting dinner/shopping after. I started not to feel so well. After returning home (we were a few hours away) I started to have intense pain. My mom called the our family doc and he said to give me pain meds, if the pain meds didn't help to head into the ER for an appendicitis. I didn't make it too long after taking them before we headed in (my mom hit every pothole on the way!).
persimmon / 1396 posts
Pain in abdominal area, vomiting, diarrhea and finally a fever. I thought I had food poisoning.
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
@BandDmommy: I hope you are it asking for yourself!
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