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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Normal: I presume that the character of the appendix was found on ultrasound or ct abdominal examination. Baseline diameter of appendix is about 5-6mm. Howev ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Widman
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Gi: Have you seen a surgeon? Normal labs are not helpful in this case. Could be what we call a smoldering appendicitis. If you are having pain in the rlq ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
12 years experience Radiology
No: Pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen of a female can be caused by many things including appendicitis, ovarian problems (cysts, torsion, inf ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience 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 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Simon
32 years experience Integrative Medicine
Appendix size: Appendix can be different sizes. Sounds like yours is on the large size, This could certainly be normal for you.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not necessarily: Garden variety appendicitis can cause the appendix to rupture. A ruptured appendix is not associated with pid-pelvic inflammatory disease--which refer ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Position: A free lying appendix refers to the position being deeper inwards into your pelvis . For doctors this may explain why most appendicitis patients hav ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Leskowitz
40 years experience Gastroenterology
Enlarged appendix: I don't know what test you had done that said your appendix is large. A CT scan can usually show if is suspicious of anything to be concerned about. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possible AP: Appendicitis is not an elongated appendix. It is an inflammatory process in the appendix frequently induced by a stone in the appendix. If the appen ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The outer: muscular wall of the appendix is normally hypoechoic, so it may not mean anything. Whether the appendix is abnormal or not depends on other features, ... Read More
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