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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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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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What things make appendicitis more likely?

Nothing except: Having an appendix is what makes it more likely altho many people live to ripe old age without ever having to have it removed. There is no prevention that one can do to avoid appendicitis. ...Read more

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How likely is getting appendicitis?

How likely is getting appendicitis?

Statistics: Statistical analysis showed the risk of appendicitis is 6 to 8% in the us, slightly higher for males, from a 1990 study from cdc. (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/2239906). ...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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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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Are there ways to prevent appendicitis before it happens? In terms of food etc

Are there ways to prevent appendicitis before it happens? In terms of food etc

No: Having an appendix puts anyone at risk of appendicitis. It does not appear to be related to certain foods. It is more common in males and at around the age of 10-11 years so there is likely a relationship with growth and underlying anatomy as it does concentrate in families. There are underlying diseases that make appendicitis more likely. As far as I know nothing will prevent it from occurring. ...Read more

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What food to eat after appendicitis operation?

What food to eat after appendicitis operation?

Anything, when u can: Once your stomach/intestine recovered and function normally again--able to eat and poop etc..You can resume your usual diet. Of course, being a primary care physician, I am going to tell you that you should eat a healthy, balanced diet--see pyramid for food types/servings--and doing plenty of exercise as well as seeing doc on a regular basis for preventive care. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more