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Does appendicitis run in families

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Chiang
Pediatric Urology 20 years experience
No: There is no direct correlation.
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 28 years experience
No: Appendicitis occurs when something blocks the lumen of the appendix causing bacteria to over grow and lead to localized infection.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
No: Of running after you eat causes constipation then possibly yes. The incidence of appendicitis is higher in patients prone to constipation.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
I am not aware: Of any medical evidence that links running with appendicitis, even if you run right after you eat.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 39 years experience
No: There is no association between eating and physical activities to the chance of getting appendicitis.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Unlikely appendiciti: at your age, although you need to be checked , it can be your colon, gall bladder or ureter at that side, you want to see your doctor again for assess... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Doubtful. : It's doubtful you'd have an episode of acute appendicitis or peritonitis without pain, fevers, chills and nausea. These are not subtle entities.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schreiber
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
? Kidney stones: I would like more info. Pregnant? Using medications? What is your diet like? Participate in physical activity? Sexually active?
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
gen. populat. rate: Appendicitis occurs in 7% of the us population, with an incidence of 1.1 cases per 1000 people per year. Some familial predisposition exists. Size of ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Abnormal chromosomes: Ds occurs when either the egg or sperm are defective.Instead of containing 23 single chromosomes that join their pair at conception, the egg or sperm ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, but...: Being a pound heavier today, and a little more tired today, is seen in everyone at one time or another. So, it could be normal, or could be part of an... Read More