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What does it mean if you have a fluid filled appendix

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 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
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Possibly: If your ruptured appendix caused inflammation in the pelvis, than yes. Usually pid caused by std's, but in rare cases appendicitis can be s cause.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 20 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 28 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 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 34 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 50 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
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alireza Raboubi
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Have you had: prior abdominal surgery? very common to see adhesions secondary to previous surgery due to damage to peritoneal surfaces, resulting in fibrin deposi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 35 years experience
Infection: It means you had appendicitis or in other words an inflamed and infected appendix. It means you needed the operation and I am glad you are doing well.