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While appendicitis can happen at any age, is it more common in children than adults?

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In brief: Yes it is

Appendicitis is most common from the ages of around 6 or 7 to 21.
You are correct, it is more common in kids. I have removed inflamed appendixes from a 10 month old and an 85 year old. It can happen any time.

In brief: Yes it is

Appendicitis is most common from the ages of around 6 or 7 to 21.
You are correct, it is more common in kids. I have removed inflamed appendixes from a 10 month old and an 85 year old. It can happen any time.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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In brief: Yes

It is more common among children than adults, however an epidemiological study has shown a decreasing trend in the younger population and an increasing trend in the older population

In brief: Yes

It is more common among children than adults, however an epidemiological study has shown a decreasing trend in the younger population and an increasing trend in the older population
Dr. Ujwala Rajgopal
Dr. Ujwala Rajgopal
Thank