Common Surgical Symptoms in Children

Certain symptoms that may require surgical evaluation or treatment in children are listed below. Examination by a pediatric surgeon is beneficial to your child in the presence of these symptoms.

  • Neck mass
  • Escape of foreign body to the digestive system (ingestion of foreign bodies)
  • Escape of foreign body to respiratory system (foreign body aspiration)
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Groin/Scrotal area swelling
  • Empty scrotum
  • Defecation disorders (constipation, fecal incontinence, bleeding, etc.)
  • Voiding disorders (bedwetting)
  • Organ/Tissue injuries