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If you got appendicitis, does that mean that you had poor eating habits?

If you got appendicitis, does that mean that you had poor eating habits?

Just bad luck.: The cause of appendicitis is not really known. Often there are small hard deposits of stool (called fecaliths) in the appendix when it becomes inflamed. There is no evidence that poor eating habits are associated with appendicitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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What foods or habits make appendicitis more likely?

What foods or habits make appendicitis more likely?

Bad luck: Not sure there is much that can be done to prevent appendicitis. Just get diagnosed and get surgery when necessary. A healthy diet and lifestyle are never a bad thing. ...Read more

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Can biting your nails cause appendicitous. If I spelled that right. I don't know if my dad was just telling me that to scare me when I was younger so I can stop bitting my nails. Very bad habbit.?

Cause appi=no: I think you realize he was just riding you about the habit. He may believe this myth, but that is what it is. The downside to nail biting is the injury to the nails & a moderate increase in exposure to environmental germs from your fingers. ...Read more

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Could eating cause aggravation to grumbling appendicitis?

Could eating cause aggravation to grumbling appendicitis?

Food: If you are experiencing nausea - it might push you over the edge with vomiting. Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. See below >>>. ...Read more

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If I am eating as normal am i not likely to have appendicitis?

If I am eating as normal am i not likely to have appendicitis?

Appendicitis: Usually gradual onset mid abdominal discomfort that gets worse and moves to the right lower abdomen, getting worse over 24-48 hours. Usually do not feel like eating. Sometimes fever or vomiting. Painful abdomen to move around or walk. See a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can you get appendicitis from eating a large orange seed, if so how long should i wait to know?

Appy: Food and particles may get deposited in the appendix, but they do not cause appendicitis. You will know that something is wrong when you develop progressive R lower quadrant pain then nausea / vomiting / loss of appetite and fever. ...Read more

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Dr. Oz says that eating a lot of starch can lead to appendicitis, because it has a longer chance to cause fecaliths. Is that true?

Could: Dr. Oz is referring to decreased intestinal transit times with carbohydrates or starches. Anything that does this could increase the likelihood of fecaliths and subsequent appendicitis or even diverticulitis for that matter. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis cause you to feel full even for only eating very little? Is the pain always awful. I am having dull ache.

Not typical: your symptoms are not typical of appendicitis and I would suggest a follow-up visit with your doc. The pain location, circumstances and other possibly overlooked symptoms will be critical in diagnosis and further management. ...Read more

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Can I have appendicitis if i move a lot after eating?

No: Appendicitis is a progressive infection of the appendix associated with mid abdominal pain the moves into the right lower abdomen with worsening pain, nausea & sometimes vomiting, fever. Physucal activity would not be related to a cause of appendicitis. ...Read more

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Can running after eating cause appendicitis?

Can running after eating cause appendicitis?

No: There is no association between eating and physical activities to the chance of getting appendicitis. ...Read more

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While eating watermelon, I accidently swallowed a few black seeds? Am I at risk for appendicitis?

Entirely safe: Watermelon seeds and other seeds of the same size cause no problems and have nothing to do with appendicitis. Many people who eat watermelon don't even pay attention to the seeds and routinely swallow them without problems. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Will i get appendicitis after eating if i go do exercise?

Exercise and: Eating do not contribute to appendicitis. Be sure to drink extra fluids to hydrate and rehydrate after the exercising regimen. ...Read more

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I love eating popcorn kernels, but my doc said it can block the appendix and cause appendicitis. Is this true?

Rarely: This is occasionally the cause of appendicitis but rare. As a child i recall people being told swallowing bubble gum would cause appendicitis.... ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it true that appendicitis may occur in moving a lot after eating?

No: Appendicitis can happen at any time, so it may be easy for grandma to recall it happened to cousin joe after eating, swimming or sleeping and think that did it. Most common trigger in kids is a stomach flu. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more