A 31-year-old member asked:
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do appendix attacks come & go?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Appendicitis is a progressive infection that gradually gets worse over 24-48 hours resulting in nausea and increasing right lower abdominal pain. Some doctors believe there could be a very rare condition of chronic appendicitis, which i believe does not occur.
Answered on Oct 14, 2013

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