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What does it mean if you have a distened appendix

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 12 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
NO: The differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain includes: appendicitis, kidney stones, pneumonia, ovarian problems, adenitis ( inflammed node... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
It is likely an anatomic variant, test is highly technician dependent, your appendix is not likely to be the cause for your symptoms, followup with pe... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Appendicitis: The appendix is a "worm like" structure off your cecum at the point where your small bowel connects to your colon. The normal appendix is 10cm long a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Appendix: The position of the appendix is variable. It can point up, down, or sideways normally. You probably don't need to worry.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
None of what your described suggests inflammation of the appendix. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink en... Read More

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