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Can constipation cause appendicitis

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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 22-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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Hemorrhoids,: diverticulosis/diverticulitis,abdominal pain,bloating,gas,diarrhea.No reason to live with constipation.Avoid repeated reliance on laxatives as this ma... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: Constipation generally does not cause chronic appendicitis. Chronic appendicitis is not a well recognised entity. For constipation: You may take a fib... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
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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A 17-year-old female asked:
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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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