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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Yes: One of my fellows had appendicitis last year and was 30 at the time.
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Anyone with an appendix can get acute appendicitis. The incidence of appendicitis is higher in certain age groups, but affects people over a wide spec... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
No: Appendicitis risk is equal in males and females.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
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
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Gene/ food: Most people do not get appendicitis. Some dietary factors compounded with genetic predisposition plays role. No clear causation.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
the lumen of the: Appendix becomes obstructed which then sets the process for appendicitis to occur.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
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.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Pain: Pain for an appendicitis is usually localized in the right lower corner of your abdomen. The pain is usually pretty constant.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Who knows: we know what can cause appendicitis but why people get it still a mystery if we knew we will try to prevent it we know the mechanism,the evolution,th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Appendicitis?: Typically, the appendix, along with all or most of the colon and rectum, is removed at the same time as the ileostomy is created. If the appendix was... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No.: Actually, the incidence is slightly higher in men in the US, occurring at a ratio of approximately 1.4:1.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Chiang
Pediatric Urology 20 years experience
No: There is no direct correlation.

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