Medical Specialty >> Surgery

Doctors Lounge - Surgery Answers

Back to Surgery Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 8/19/2017.

Forum Name: Surgery Topics

Question: Appendix

 stanster - Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:42 pm

What is the likle'lihood of having an appendicitis attack at my age or when I'm older? By the way I'm a 36 year old male. I have always heard that it happens mainly to the younger generation. What can a person do to prevent attacks from happening?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:19 am

User avatar Hi stanster,
Appendicitis commonly affects young adults but may occur in any age group. As for prevention, to my knowledge, I'm not aware of any.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us