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Are girls more likely to get appendicitis than boys?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: No.

Actually, the incidence is slightly higher in men in the US, occurring at a ratio of approximately 1.
4:1.

In brief: No.

Actually, the incidence is slightly higher in men in the US, occurring at a ratio of approximately 1.
4:1.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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