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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Right Lower Quad: Your appendix is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Holly:tell the patient what you have been taught- put thumb on asis(that bone that stick ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
Right lower abdomen: Think of your appendix as a "finger shaped" appendage that hangs off the beginning of your large intestines in the vicinity of your right lower abdome ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Most commonly: The discomfort starts in the area around the belly button, and then localizes to the right lower quadtrant.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Common symptoms: Dscomfort around the belly button, usually moves to the right side of the abdomen over several hours. IWorsens with sneezing, coughing, and deep breat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
In almost all: Cases, in the right lower quadrant of abdomen. However, the tip of it can lie in the pelvis, behind the cecum in the retrocecal position, right upper ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Right lower abdomen: Usually located in right lower quadrant of abdomen. Appendix sits at the junction of the small intestine and large intestine. It’s a thin tube about ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Ruptured?: Not only inflamed, but burst. A big deal. Pus and poop spread into abdomen and pelvis, perhaps with local pus pocket (abscess). Generally sicker patie ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not much: Except causes appendicitis and generates surgery for surgeons.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Torsion: That might refer to an appendix which has twisted and become gangrenous.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fink
38 years experience Family Medicine
No, however: There is a very rare condition known as situs inversus where your internal organs are reversed or are a mirror image of the normal organ locations. T ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience Family Medicine
Appendix: Your appendix is located in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
By staying healthy: Appendicitis is an unpredictable disease , mostly seen in young , contaminated water source, inflammation in the intestine causes lymph follicles to s ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Appendicitis is a progressive infection that gradually gets worse over 24-48 hours resulting in nausea and increasing right lower abdominal pain. Some ... Read More

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