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A 21-year-old male asked:

why some doctors don't believe in chronic/grumbling appendicitis?it makes me mad as i'm a victim. of it for over a year poisoning me.

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Chronic appendicitis: On the risk/benefit analysis, most surgeons and docs are trained to access ACUTE appendicitis. You may need to go to your regular doc and get a referral to your local private surgeon. What you describe is NOT an emergency, but a rare problem that can be addressed as on outpatient, or elective surgical procedure. Be Well.

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How do I know if my baby has appendicitis?

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Abdominal Pain: Appendicitis can present in many ways. Typically, the child will lose appetite first, develop fever second, and abdominal pain is the third symptom. It is usually starts at the belly button and moves to the lower right hand side. Children curl up in the fetal position and do not want to move. If you gently shake them, it causes them great pain. These are signs you should go to the er.
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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in babies?

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Unlikely: Appendicitis would be very unusual in an infant, but anything is possible. If your baby has belly pain, swelling, poor feeding, fever and/or vomiting, they need to be examined right away.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do I prevent appendicitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Unknown.: As we don't really understand what causes appendicitis, we have no way to prevent it. Like many acute illnesses, the sooner we diagnose it, the better people do.
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How long does the appendicitis procedure generally take?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Less than an hour: On average, appendectomies are 30-60 minute operations. When caught early and performed via minimally invasive surgery, people may be home in less than a day and back to normal activities in 1-2 weeks.
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What is the treatment for lead poisoning?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Chelation therapy: Preventing further exposure and in severe cases treatment with edta to remove lead from the body. Consult the site below for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068/dsection=treatments-and-drugs.

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