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Is it true that you can get appendicitis if you run after you eat?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Surgery - Pediatric
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Appendicitis occurs when something blocks the lumen of the appendix causing bacteria to over grow and lead to localized infection.

In brief: No

Appendicitis occurs when something blocks the lumen of the appendix causing bacteria to over grow and lead to localized infection.
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
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Dr. George Chiang
Pediatrics - Urology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no direct correlation.

In brief: No

There is no direct correlation.
Dr. George Chiang
Dr. George Chiang
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Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Appendicitis has nothing to do with exercise after eating.

In brief: No

Appendicitis has nothing to do with exercise after eating.
Dr. Charles Breaux
Dr. Charles Breaux
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

Old wives tale.

In brief: NO

Old wives tale.
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: No

Of running after you eat causes constipation then possibly yes.
The incidence of appendicitis is higher in patients prone to constipation.

In brief: No

Of running after you eat causes constipation then possibly yes.
The incidence of appendicitis is higher in patients prone to constipation.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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