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what does it mean if you have a fluid filled appendix

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 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 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 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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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
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
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Appendix: The position of the appendix is variable. It can point up, down, or sideways normally. You probably don't need to worry.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Abdomen: The sharp pain could be kidney stone, diverticulitis, colitis, appendicitis. Given numbness with the symptom this would suggest radicular symptom
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alireza Raboubi
15 years experience Family Medicine
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
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