A 27-year-old female asked:
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was admitted with appendix attack. high white cell and fever with inflamed 8mm appendix. by morning fever broke and levels went down. no surg. normal?

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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
WELL,...: That is a discussion to be made between you and the surgeon. Once you had an appendicitis attack and "lived" to tell about it, there is always the chance you may have future attacks, and if you are not near the hospital (out camping for example), you may not be so lucky, so some may opt to have it removed now while at the right place at the right time. Best wishes.
Answered on Jul 12, 2014

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