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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is there a way to prevent appendicitis?

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  • Dr Marios Efthymiou

    Gastroenterologist

    There is no evidence at present that appendicitis may be prevented.

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    Dr John Mahony

    Cosmetic Physician

    Dr John Mahony studied Medicine at Sydney University 1980-1984 graduating early 1985. Internship and residency years followed in the Illawarra, covering general medical and surgical … View Profile

    The only way to prevent appendicitis would be to have the appendix removed, which if course no-one would do because risks outweigh benefits in such circumstances.

    The trick with appendicitis is diagnosis - it is often missed, even today.

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