Is there any research to suggest that a person is more prone to certain other illnesses after they have their appendix removed? I had mine taken out like 4 years and I've not handle eating all foods painlessly since and recently have developed prostatitis. My now missing appendix is the only thing I can think of as a starting point for my health issues.

Hi, James,

Is there is such research, I have not heard of it.  It seems that something that happened 4 years old or 4 years ago, hard to tell from your question, should have no bearing on problems now.  I suspect totally coincidental.

Good luck, Dr. Olson


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