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

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
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In brief: the lumen of the

Appendix becomes obstructed which then sets the process for appendicitis to occur.

In brief: the lumen of the

Appendix becomes obstructed which then sets the process for appendicitis to occur.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology
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In brief: Appendicitis

The cause of appendicitis isn't always clear. Sometimes appendicitis can occur as a result of an obstruction such as food waste or a hard piece of stool which can block the opening of the cavity that runs the length of your appendix.
Appendicitis may also follow an infection, such as a gastrointestinal viral infection, or it may result from other types of inflammation.

In brief: Appendicitis

The cause of appendicitis isn't always clear. Sometimes appendicitis can occur as a result of an obstruction such as food waste or a hard piece of stool which can block the opening of the cavity that runs the length of your appendix.
Appendicitis may also follow an infection, such as a gastrointestinal viral infection, or it may result from other types of inflammation.
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