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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Live your life: Appendicitis happens episodically, with no real predisposing lifestyle or way to avoid it. If you have a fixation on this or any other health issues y ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Inflamed appendix: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. It usually occurs when there is a blockage in the opening of the appendix, usually by feces. This lea ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
General Surgeons: Appendectomy is the "bread-and-butter" surgery of general surgeons (available 24-7).
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Appendicitis : Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix - a small, finger-like protrusion from the colon. It is considered a surgical emergency. The sympto ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Appendicitis ...: comes from obstruction of the lumen of the appendix which causes inflammation to build up. If it is not recognized early on and appropriately treated, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Er visit , if Suspec: A blockage in the lining of the appendix that results in infection is the likely cause of appendicitis. The bacteria multiply rapidly, causing the app ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
36 years experience in General Surgery
Rt lower pain: The pain starts around the belly button and then settles in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen along with loss of appetite. Mild fever.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Appendix-itis: Appendicitis-appendix- itis ( inflammation/infection ). It is not a hereditary problem., it is an inflammation process/infection caused by different ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
Acute inflammation: The appendix is connected to the large intestine - appendicitis is when the appendix opening is blocked, causing increased pressure and then pain, usu ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Appendicitis is not chronic. It is possible to have chronic irritation to the appendix, but it is not a chronic infection. If infected, the appendix ... Read More
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