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Can wearing really tight clothes , jeans , gridlers , anything right to the abdomen cause appendicities ?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: Appendicitis is caused by inflammation in the appendix which is attached to the bowels. It is unlikely that any external pressure to the area would trigger that inflammatory process.

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