A 19-year-old female asked:
do you get lost of appetite with chronic appendicities ? (grumbling appendix)
1 doctor answer
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Anorexia: Loss of appetite can occur with any inflammatory process because the cytokines (chemicals released from one cell which affect the behavior of others) are often those that suppress appetite. The most common of these is tumor necrosis factor, but others are also intimately involved. The "illness" of chronic appendicitis is one which many physicians question. See a general surgeon.
Answered on May 15, 2014
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