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Doctor insights on: What Things Make Appendicitis More Likely

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What things make appendicitis more likely?

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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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 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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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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My daughter was diagnosed with appendicitis. Is this likely to be a big problem for her?

Usually not: Most times, appendicitis can be treated laparoscopically with hospital stays from a few hours to a day or two. Ruptured appendicitis is much more serious and may require prolonged operations, other procedures, and rarely very serious complications. ...Read more

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Is it likely that I have had appendicitis for 18 days? Been having rlq pain for this long :(

Abdominal Pain: Nope. Appendicitis includes intolerable pain and fever. If you had appendicitis for eighteen days you would not be here. But, that does not mean you don't need medical attention. You must be seen by your doctor and have this pain figured out. ...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