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where is the appendix located in women

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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.

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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!
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
No and yes: No uncomplicated appendicitis and appendectomy regardless if it is done open or laparoscopic will not effect the woman ability to have a children. But ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Diamond
44 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple possibility: Multiple possibilities exist, from abdominal wall strain, to ovarian cyst, to a colitis, to adhesion [scars internally from surgery], and others.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The first thing to do is to evaluate your fallopian tubes. Your gyn may be able to do a femvue in the office.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Appendix: A ruptured appendix can affect the mother. Should she become septic because of this then this can affect her fetus. If it is ruptured and surgically r ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic adhesions: Women who get appendicitis will sometimes develop an inflammatory reaction that causes scarring in the pelvis . The scarring is more common if your ap ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: A ruptured appendix can subsequently block fallopian tubes by way of scar tissue from the infection that would ensue.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: For most, it is likely to have no effect at all on reproductive capability. The involved systems are in separate body compartments. However, if the ru ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe but...: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "w ... Read More
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