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10 Things That Put People at Risk for Crohn's Disease

If you've had an appendectomy

7. If you've had an appendectomy

If you’ve had your appendix removed after the age of 10, you are more likely to get Crohn’s within 4 years of the surgery. The risk increases almost 7 times during the first year following its removal.

The risk however is controversial. Other studies suggest inconclusive results. It is agreed that the more years pass, the less of a risk it becomes. Some scientists suggest that the pain that leads to appendectomy could be a mis-diagnosed Crohn’s symptom.