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Can appendicitis come and go over the years?

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Can appendicitis come and go over the years? My son has been having excruciating stomach pain every 3 months approximately. Now I wonder if his appendix has been infected and subsided many times? Is this possible? It doubles him over for hours on end and subsides to a dull roar over the next few days. He gets nauseus and can't walk. I always thought it was his bowels, now i wonder if its appendicitis...

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replied May 24th, 2011
Appendix and Appendicitis Answer A23334
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

In case the initial infection was not treated adequately, then persistent infection can result in chronic appendicitis.

The best way for proper diagnosis would be a CT scan or a ultrasound.

In case there are positive findings, then a surgical option can be sought.

You might consult with a doctor or a gastroenterologist who can examine you and then decide on the proper treatment.

I hope this helps.

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