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After an uncomplicated appendectomy, recovery time can vary from 2 to 6 weeks. The individual may gradually resume a normal diet with restriction in physical activity for at least two to four weeks. The doctor will inspect the incision the following week to look for possible wound infection.
There is no way of predicting when appendicitis will occur or prevent it from occurring.
There are no proven risk factors for appendicitis. It has been suggested that potential risk factors may include a diet low in fiber and high in sugar, family history, and infection.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/1/2016
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