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can constipation cause appendicitis

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: While a constipated person may develop appendicitis, the constipation did not cause it. However, I have seen prolonged stool retention/constipation c ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Appendicitis no: Constipation is usually not a cause of appendicitis.Sometimes the feeling on incomplete evacuation can be constipation,sometimes not.Usually constipat ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemorrhoids,: diverticulosis/diverticulitis,abdominal pain,bloating,gas,diarrhea.No reason to live with constipation.Avoid repeated reliance on laxatives as this ma ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Appendicitis won't cause constipation, and rarely diarrhea either. Now, after appendectomy one may have some constipation due to effects of surgery an ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Appendicitis may create problems with bowel movements, but "chronic" is not a good term for appendicitis. It is usually acute and you should be seen b ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
That's a lot...: ...To answer in 400 characters or less (which is the limit we can input for your answer). For starters, do you have all these conditions and are tryin ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
19 years experience Family Medicine
Appendicitis: Is caused by debris caught in the appendiceal pouch , leading to inflammation and infection. Stool can be some such debris
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is not possible: Appendicitis is a condition in which your appendix becomes inflamed and fills with pus. It has nothing to do with constipation. See your PCP for evalu ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not necessarily: Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes blocked, often by stool, a foreign body, or cancer. Blockage may also occur from infection. Stool whethe ... Read More
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Appendicolith: Sort of. Stool or other material can harden and obstruct the appendix and cause appendicitis. Stool that is in your rectum however is no where near t ... Read More

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