Intussusception is often diagnosed when a child begins to experience intermittent abdominal pain, which then causes sudden outbursts of crying.
However, each child may experience intussusception symptoms differently. The pain is sometimes mistaken for colic, as it happens frequently.
Infants and children may display discomfort through strained movement, bringing their knees close to the chest, irritability, and crying.
Your child may become playful and energetic in-between episodes of pain or be tired and weak from all the crying.
Intussusception usually causes vomiting soon after the pain begins.
While your child may have a normal stool, the next one may look bloody. It's important to note that intussusception usually leads to a red, jelly-like stool.
Common intussusception symptoms such as fever, listlessness, vomiting bile, diarrhea, sweating, dehydration, and abdominal distention or lump-may look like other medical conditions, so it's essential to speak with your child's doctor for an accurate diagnosis.