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What are the common risk factors for appendicitis?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Youth, time, genes,

Most commonly occurs ages 10-30, but can occur any age.
Cystic fibrosis a risk factor. More common with low fiber intake; more common in males; more common october to may (go figure); after some viral infections (which may be more common in the wintertime), some bacterial or parasitic infections (like amoeba); family history of appendicitis.

In brief: Youth, time, genes,

Most commonly occurs ages 10-30, but can occur any age.
Cystic fibrosis a risk factor. More common with low fiber intake; more common in males; more common october to may (go figure); after some viral infections (which may be more common in the wintertime), some bacterial or parasitic infections (like amoeba); family history of appendicitis.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Joey Bluhm
Surgery

In brief: Having an appendix

Anyone with an appendix can get appendicitis.
Symptoms of abdominal pain especially in the right lower quadrant, nausea, fevers, decreased appetite should prompt you to see a physician quickly. I have seen some reports that things such as constipation, family history, cystic fibrosis, even finger nail biting, as risks of causing appendicitis, but again anyone can get appendicitis.

In brief: Having an appendix

Anyone with an appendix can get appendicitis.
Symptoms of abdominal pain especially in the right lower quadrant, nausea, fevers, decreased appetite should prompt you to see a physician quickly. I have seen some reports that things such as constipation, family history, cystic fibrosis, even finger nail biting, as risks of causing appendicitis, but again anyone can get appendicitis.
Dr. Joey Bluhm
Dr. Joey Bluhm
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