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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Cannot: Appendicitis is a random condition that is not caused by something a person does.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: But not particularly likely. If you develop abdominal pain, fever, nausea or vomiting or other GI symptoms, then see a doctor asap. Otherwise suspec ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Problem: Just considering or talking about swallowing potentially harmful objects is not healthy. Swallowing metal bb's would not likely cause appendicitis, an ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: One of my fellows had appendicitis last year and was 30 at the time.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
No: Appendicitis risk is equal in males and females.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
Appendicitis: The cause of appendicitis isn't always clear. Sometimes appendicitis can occur as a result of an obstruction such as food waste or a hard piece of sto ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Not sure: You need to have a fecolith ( hard stool stuck in the appendix) to get acut appendicitis. Not sure why some do and others do not.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: It depends on how your body reacts to infection but as a rule it should get severe very quickly like within 6-12 hours.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Short answer YES: You need an eval. Pain that comes and goes may be part of normal bowel function or irritable bowel, but pain that comes and stays needs an eval. Ove ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Pain: Pain for an appendicitis is usually localized in the right lower corner of your abdomen. The pain is usually pretty constant.
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