A 46-year-old member asked:
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can your appendix taking out if you don't have any appendix pain or symptoms?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Interesting question: I once removed an appendix on a patient who was going to sail around the world for two years, a healthy young male. His reasoning was that the only thing that can go wrong, aside from accidental injuries, is acute appendiciits, and he did not want to get sick in a strange uncivilized location.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013

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