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is your appendix on the left or right side

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
The appendix!: The appendix is in the same location in both males and females!

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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Anatomy: No. Not likely. There are rare humans where everything is transposed. But your parents would have known that when you were a baby.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes: Some rare individuals are reversed with mirror image , heart on right side and stomach on right side. Everything reversed. Some people have malrotatio ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Appendix on right: Appendix is in the right iliac fossa. If the pain is on the left side, it is unlikely to be appendicitis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Not likely: Appendicitis often presents with abdominal pain, not back pain. Typically the pain is in the rlq and radiates to the midline. Its often associated w ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: The appendix is on the right side and not left. Do you have diarrhea ? Is the pain in the lower abd? If pain persistent and severe see your MD.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
39 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Probably not: The appendix is normally located in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, so that is where the pain & tenderness localize in appendicitis. Only ver ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Appendix pain: The appendix is located on the right side of the lower abdomen. Should not be related to left side pain.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Nit usually: The apoendix is almist alwsys in tbe right lower a dimen. There are very rare situations of a birth defect where the intestines ; appendix are not in ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yahya Atiya
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Please see a doctor: Pain on the left side is unlikely to be appendicitis. Depending on the severity, it is advisable to see your doctor. It is very difficult to diagnose ... Read More
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