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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Darkening of skin: May be black. Gangrene is death of tissue. It may begin with discoloration of various hues, progress to black. If you are concerned see a doctor as ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Locally: Gangrene spreads locally, peripherally extending out from a central location.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Gangrene: Usually there are reasons such as is hernia, frost bite, emboli etc. You should be seen and evaluated by you primary.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Frydman
46 years experience in Podiatry
None: Gangrene is a problem of circulation and infection.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. It is a fatty tumor in the large intestine. The location is on the right side of your abdomen.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: By definition sure. The appendix is related to the intestinal tract, so any infection in the intestine could find its way to the appendix, ultimately ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
That entirely: Depends on what the cause is? See you pcp for an exam.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
It could be: any number of things, such as ileitis, colitis, kidney stone, kidney infection, ovarian cyst, pelvic infection, just to name a few. You really need t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
NO: The differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain includes: appendicitis, kidney stones, pneumonia, ovarian problems, adenitis ( inflammed node ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Rare complication...: Endometriosis is the abnormal spread of uterine cells to far distant sites in the abdomen and pelvis. They can attach to the surface of the intestine ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Juno
21 years experience in General Surgery
Right Side: The appendix is located on the right side in men and women. However is can vary. It can be located anywhere on the right side up to the ribs and als ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Not always: Fever may or may not be there mostly abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
Not directly: If there has been surgical trauma to a ureter or bladder there could be some blood in the urine, but the removal of all or part of the colon with re-a ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Maybe, maybe not...: Lots of things give dull pain in abdomen. Harder to tell which organ, e.g. Colon, as opposed to gyn, stomach, gallbladder, etc. Yes, cancer of colon c ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean O'mara
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Nodes liver cyst: These findings described suggest a diagnostic study was performed and probably a abdominal pelvic CT. They cysts and nodes are relatively common incid ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Need more info..: I would need more medical history. How was the condition diagnised? What were the colonoscooy or x-ray findings? Has there been past surgery or injury ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sounds complex: Sounds like you have had surgery. I would just ask to talk to your surgeon about what was done and why and get your questions answered.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
Many things: This could be crohns, gastroenteritis, pelvic inflammatory disease. If you symptoms persist for more than a week, you should probably see a doctor.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Appendix: I have never heard of the pain beginning in the upper leg. I will also refer this to dr. Hoefpner who is an excellent surgeon.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Possibly: The appendix lies in the right lower abdomen. Depending on the direction it comes off the colon, it can produce symptoms that radiate in different dir ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Ask your doctor: I assume that you have a doctor who ordered the MRI for you. He/she is expected to address your questions and concerns. So tell us what you know and w ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pain on right: Appendix pain is usually right sided, but you may have other issues that need to be addressed like diverticulitis. See your doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience in General Surgery
Gas: Air or gas in the G.I. tract gets into the G.I. tract through the mouth. Air is swallowed in the food and liquids we drink. Certain foods such as bea ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Look for possible: constipation issues post op along with small incidence of gallbladder issues after surgery and even stress ulcers or inflammation of stomach. Sometim ... Read More
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