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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience 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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Dr. Barry Kahn
31 years experience Pathology
Appendicitis: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, often caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix with inflammation of the tissue distal to the ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Kahn
31 years experience Pathology
GI problem????: Bleeding, in general, is bad (other than women menstruating) and may be an indication of a serious problem. It may also lead to anemia, if untreated. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
General Surgeons: Appendectomy is the "bread-and-butter" surgery of general surgeons (available 24-7).
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
"General" Surgeons: Appendicitis is a common operation for general surgeons. So much so, that it is amazing that our species survived the millennium. Very few people ever ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
39 years experience 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 44-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 female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
37 years experience 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience 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
9 years experience 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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