A 43-year-old member asked:
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how typical is appendicitis in a 21 year old woman?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not: that unusual for teens and 20's age group to get acute appendicitis
Answered on May 24, 2014

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Dr. James Ferguson
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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Appendicitis: You can get this at any age. Do not know what your illness is, but suggest that you see a doctor ASAP and have this evaluated.
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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Not dangerous: In the right hands. As you might have read in the new york times, a surgeons skill is far more imoortant than the procedure itself. Go ahead.
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Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
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Chances: Some people spend their entire lives withour getting appendicitis or cholecystitis/gall stones. Depends on alot of factors

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