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Have You Had Your Appendix Removed?
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Do You Still Have Your Appendix?
Yes.
60%
 60%  [ 53 ]
No, it was removed before my symptoms began.
34%
 34%  [ 30 ]
No, it was removed after my symptoms began.
5%
 5%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 88

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tex
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:52 pm    Post subject: Have You Had Your Appendix Removed? Reply with quote

Hi All,

Since removal of the appendix seems to affect the likelihood of developing Crohn's disease, I'm wondering if that effect can be seen among our members.

Thanks,
Tex
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have my appendix as well as my wisdom teeth and my tonsils. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boy did I ever!!! 3 years ago my appendix ruptured and I was in ICU for almost a week....surgery was done laproscopically but I didn't recover for months. I also developed D which lasted 6 months....not sure if that ws a case of c-diff that went unrecognized or if it was indeed the start of the MC. The D finally lessened but never did go away altogether. But I had been troubled with recurrent bouts of D that followed no pattern but were devastating when they occured. So not sure if there is a connection or not. Read in the Food Doc's newsletter today about a possible connection between appendix removal and crohns and colitis....very interesting poll.....
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, you still have your wisdom teeth, your tonsils, and Appendix? I'm Impressed. I lost my tonsils at 21, my apendix at 12 and wisdom teeth at 30. Love Oma
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an emergency appendectomy and at that time was heavily in the midst of chronic symptoms of D, major random muscle and joint pain, fatigue, insomnia, depression and all that good stuff.

Interestingly, was DX with CC about 8 months after appendectomy at age 49, 4 years ago.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had the appendix removed, tonsils 2 times - they grew back which means first job was not a good one and never got wisdom teeth. Pretty obvious since none pulled and now 2 plates. LOL

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

had my appendixs removed *2 months* before I got married---and thats a waaaaaaaaaaaaaay long time ago---- Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note that in the general population, one in 15 people develop appendicitis during their lifetime. That means that the odds of having appendicitis is less than 7 %. Hmmmmm. We're running at about seven times that rate in this poll, so far.

Tex
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My appendix was removed as part of my hysterectomy.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine almost ruptured (they told me). It was a couple of years before MC took up formal residence.

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is interesting,

Appendix removal delays onset of inflammatory bowel disease and lessens symptoms

http://www.innovations-report.de/html/berichte/...ericht-14402.html

Also, a good discussion here about the same subject

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/helthrpt/stories/s739531.htm

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Location: Central Texas

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Veeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrry interesting.

Thanks,
Tex
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still have my appendix, lost my tonsils at age 5. I still remember screaming and being strapped to the table. Ah, childhood memories. Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noop, appendix is still in there. Luce
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had my appendix removed 30 June 2010, and 15 days later my D started....and lasted 4 months until my Dx of LC.

My surgeon had me taking lots of pain meds (Rx strength Ibuprofen) and also put me on Prilosec (which I guess lowered my pH). On July 14 I went out for sushi and was sick the very next day.

I think that the prilosec lowered my stomach acid, I ate some bad sushi and probably had a nasty bacterial infection my body couldn't fight off, and this started my LC.
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