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How can you prevent appendicitis

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Unknown.: As we don't really understand what causes appendicitis, we have no way to prevent it. Like many acute illnesses, the sooner we diagnose it, the bette ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
You don't: Can't be done. It's just bad luck.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: The cause of appendicitis is unknown & i know of nothing one can do to prevent it from happening.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
I am not aware: Of any way of preventing appendicitis, short of surgical removal. I have performed prophylactic appendectomy once on a person who was about to embark ... Read More
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Pray : You can't prevent or cause appendicitis
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Gruner
8 years experience General Surgery
Unfortunately not...: Unfortunately not. There are no randomized, prospective studies to suggest that any particular foods can cause or prevent appendicitis. The best thing ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean O'mara
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Appendicitis: That something is common and problematic does not make it any more preventable. There have been considerable efforts in the past and currently to try ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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No: Some studies show a high fiber diet enthusiasts have fewer cases of appendicitis but the results are not conclusive
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Abdominal pain righ: nausea vomiting and right lower quadrant abdominal pain increasing in intensity
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Dr. Maria Palafox
23 years experience Breast Surgery
No: Not at all; previous surgery does not put you at risk for any complications during childbirth and does not make you higher risk for a C-section
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown : I know of no way to prevent appendicitis. Otherwise, I would not have had mine removed at age 40!
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 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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