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can sunflower seed shells cause appendicitis

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
No evidence that: diet has any affect on appendicitis, and only indirect evidence that eating seeds causes diverticulitis.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Chest pain: It is very unlikely that sunflower seeds are responsible for chest pain but you should certainly stop taking them' Anyone with chest pain every night ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Aspiration : Highly unlikely to cause major injury. Should clear with cough. If symptoms persist beyond a few days, get a chest xray at your doctor.
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: If you scratched your esophagus or trachea this will be a nagging pain that should go away with time, several days to a week. This should not cause se ... Read More
Dr. William Simon
32 years experience Integrative Medicine
Aspiration: It can cause a cut and irritation but this usually heals up without any major residual effects.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Some people use: Sunflower seeds as a way to avoid constipation. There was one case of a sunflower bezoar causing a fecal impaction (weird !).
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chester Mellies
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Probably not: No more than any other food.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
No: There are no known causes for appendicitis that i know of, and no known foods or seeds that cause appendicitis either.
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some....: Appendix is a 5-/10-cm blind-ended bowel, which could become infected if its outlet to cecum is blocked and appendicitis ensues. In a sense, if the ou ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
The lumen: Or internal opening of the appendix gets obstructed by swelling or blockage with particle of food or stool, causing an infection and thus appendicitis ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Gastritis is a phenomenon of hellicobactor unless caused by agents such as alcohol. Gastritis for the most part remains a problem in the stomach whic ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
No: The cause of appendicitis is obstruction of the lumen to the appendix.

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