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where is the appendix located in the female body

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

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Juno
21 years experience General Surgery
Right Side: The appendix is located on the right side in men and women. However is can vary. It can be located anywhere on the right side up to the ribs and als ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
38 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe not however: But it does make money for surgeons when it becomes inflamed (appendicitis) because it then has to be surgically removed. The appendix is a remnant f ... Read More
Dr. Greg Hinson
26 years experience Family Medicine
Probably does...: We've always thought of it as a vestigial organ w/o a purpose. But recent research shows that, given its concentration of lymphatic tissue, it might a ... Read More
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Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Maybe: There is some thinking it may have an immune function or serve as a reservoir for good bacteria to reboot the gut microbiome after a bad infection lik ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: A physiologic role for appendix has not been determined. It may serve as a source of lymphocytes if other sites were to get selectively depleted, ma ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Immune system?: Researchers believe that the appendix does serve a function as part of the immune system. Others feel that the appendix is a vestigial organ, once use ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Immune system?: Researchers believe that the appendix does serve a function as part of the immune system. Others feel that the appendix is a vestigial organ, once use ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Varies w/ length: But in any case, it will not be much. Probably under a pound average. Not an effective way to lose weight.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Appendectomy: Typically most people are recovered from an appendectomy surgery withing a couple of weeks.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: The appendix and the right ovary are in the right lower portion of your abdomen. When women have symptoms in this area, it is often difficult to deter ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: That's not the case.

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