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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


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If you swallowed around 15 bbs could they get trapped in your appedix and cause appedicitis. I did but not on purpose. I just want to be safe?

If you swallowed around 15 bbs could they get trapped in your appedix and cause appedicitis. I did but not on purpose. I just want to be safe?

Problem: Just considering or talking about swallowing potentially harmful objects is not healthy. Swallowing metal bb's would not likely cause appendicitis, and I am aware of someone accidentally swallowing lead buckshot without harm. Please speak to an adult or healthcare provider about any potentially self-harming issues you may have. ...Read more

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Can adults get appendicitis?

Yes: Anyone with an appendix can get acute appendicitis. The incidence of appendicitis is higher in certain age groups, but affects people over a wide spectrum of ages. I have done appendectomies in 7 year olds and 87 year olds. ...Read more

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Why do some people get appendicitis while others don't?

The lumen of the: Appendix becomes obstructed which then sets the process for appendicitis to occur. ...Read more

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Why do some people get appendicitis while others don't?

Not sure: You need to have a fecolith (hard stool stuck in the appendix) to get acut appendicitis. Not sure why some do and others do not. ...Read more

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How long does it take for appendicitis pain to get severe?

How long does it take for appendicitis pain to get severe?

It depends: It depends on how your body reacts to infection but as a rule it should get severe very quickly like within 6-12 hours. ...Read more

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Can you have appendicitis for over a week and the pain just be mild? Will the pain get worse or could it stay the same?

Can you have appendicitis for over a week and the pain just be mild? Will the pain get worse or could it stay the same?

Short answer YES: You need an eval. Pain that comes and goes may be part of normal bowel function or irritable bowel, but pain that comes and stays needs an eval. Overall a chronic or slowly progressing appendicitis is not common, but possible. If it ruptures it can be life threatening. Other possibilities remain, partial obstruction or diverticulitis may also occur and act like this. Get seen and get well ...Read more

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Why do babies get appendicitis?

Why do babies get appendicitis?

They usually don't: Appendicitis is extemely uncommon in babies. Appendicitis comes from plugging up or occlusion of the long, narrow, cylindrical appendix, allowing inflammation to build up. Babies have shorter, wider, conical appendices that may be harder to plug up. Appendicitis is most common in children (older than babies) and young adults. It is possible but uncommon at the extremes of age. ...Read more

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I have an ileostomy, can I get appendicitis?

Yes: Unless you have had your appendix taken out, anything is possible. ...Read more

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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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Is it true that you can get appendicitis if you run after you eat?

Is it true that you can get appendicitis if you run after you eat?

No: Appendicitis occurs when something blocks the lumen of the appendix causing bacteria to over grow and lead to localized infection. ...Read more

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Is it true that you'll get appendicitis when you run after you ate?

Is it true that you'll get appendicitis when you run after you ate?

I am not aware: Of any medical evidence that links running with appendicitis, even if you run right after you eat. ...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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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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Is it possible to get hernia years after having appendicitis?

Is it possible to get hernia years after having appendicitis?

Yes: Anytime abdominal surgery is performed with an incision, there is the possibility of developing an incisional (ventral) hernia, either early postop or years later. If you are talking about an inguinal (groin) hernia, there is no relation to appendicitis. ...Read more

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Do you get appendicitis after you have your gallbladder removed?

Do you get appendicitis after you have your gallbladder removed?

You may at some time: No, removing the gall bladder does not cause appendicitis. Conversely, having the gall bladder removed, does not prevent appendicitis. The cause of each disease is not related to the other. You may get appendicitis in the future even if your gallbladder was removed. ...Read more

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If you get appendicitis, how long does it take for the pain in the bely to start moving?

12 to 24 hours: Once the appendix is thoroughly inflamed and it touches the lining of your abdomen it will "localize" to that area. -- usually the rt lower abdomen. But there are many reasons you may not feel it there. If you have bad abdominal pain that is not improving or has not been relieved by a bowel movement you should see an md for evaluation, whether or not it localizes. Appys can do strange things. ...Read more