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Are girls more likely to get appendicitis than boys?

Are girls more likely to get appendicitis than boys?

No: Girls have an equal likelihood of getting appendicitis as boys. They do have more at risk if their appendix is ruptured. Pus around the reoproductive organs in girls (tube and ovary) can cause scarring and possibly affect fertility. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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Can seeds block your appendix? If so, how likely is it that i will get appendicitis if I have seeds daily? I love seeds!

Can seeds block your appendix? If so, how likely is it that i will get appendicitis if I have seeds daily? I love seeds!

Seeds: I do not know what seeds you are eating. Are you descring some types of nuts, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds? Foods that one eats, including seeds or nuts, do not cause appendicitis. ...Read more

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Do boys or girls get polycythemia more?

Do boys or girls get polycythemia more?

Boys: Males are slightly more affected than girls, but not by much. Other risk factors include older age, and having a family history of the disease. ...Read more

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Wjy do preteen girls get such crushes on cute boys?

Wjy do preteen girls get such crushes on cute boys?

Because they can: Why do preteen boys get crushes on cute girls? Why do men and women or sometimes men and men or other times women and women fall in love? That is what we humans do. ...Read more

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Why are boys most likely to have ADHD than girls?

Why are boys most likely to have ADHD than girls?

The ratio of boys:: Girls with adhd, historically 3:1, is probably skewed because the presentation differs. Boys are more likely to have adhd-primarily combined type, with 6/9 or > significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity. Girls are more likely to have adhd-primarily inattentive type. Studies show that up to 75% of cases in girls may be missed. See chadd.Org for details on diagnosis. ...Read more

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Studies have shown that letrozole delay growth plates closure in boys. Can girls get the same results?

Studies have shown that letrozole delay growth plates closure in boys. Can girls get the same results?

Not a large number: of studies using this Aromatase Inhibitor alone to delay puberty are avalable. Ultimate fusion of the growth plates is estrogen-dependent in boys & girls, so it may help slow down epiphysial maturation & allow greater height potential in any teen with short stature, but significant side effects can occur. Contact Dr.Mitchell E. Geffner at the Saban Research Institute, CHLA, LA, CA, for more info ...Read more

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How come girls get more brain damage than boys from soccer? Saw that on tv.

How come girls get more brain damage than boys from soccer? Saw that on tv.

Damage...: ...Is inflicted when the head undergoes rapid acceleration or deceleration during a header. Weaker neck muscles would increase head movement relative to the torso in girls, leading to more header damage. ...Read more