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A 41-year-old member asked:

i've got blue dot syndrome and tortion of the appenix. can you put it in simpler words?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blue Dot sign: Transillumination can show a blue or black spot under the skin when there is testicular torsion, torsion of appendix testis or appendix epididymis.
Dr. James Lin
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Here is ...: There is / are 1-3 or even 4 skin-tag-like or bell-clapper-like structures of 1-3 mm attached on the head part of epididymis or on the testis right next to it as "embryological" remnants"; as a result of its dangling effects, it / they may spontaneously twist leading to strangulation ... That is torsion and most commonly happens to boys at 7-10, but rarely in the older. Blue dot could be seen in .

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Are there any long-term consequences of removing the appendix?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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No: This is a unnecessary body part and some states require its removal if you have an abdominal operation for other reasons.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the role and function of appendix?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Unknown.: It is uncertain if the appendix plays a minor role in immune function in infancy. What is certain is that it can be removed safely with no obvious long-term side effects and clearly has no major physiologic role in adult life.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are there any risks with removing your appendix?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: The appendix serves no function that we are aware of, therefore, people do very well without one. If caught early and removed prior to rupture, appendectomy is a low-risk procedure, with low complication rates comparable to any abdominal surgery. If the appendix has ruptured, there is a risk of developing a delayed infection weeks after surgery.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What side is you appendix on?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Appendix: Your appendix is located in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Where is my appendix?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barth answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Right Lower Quad: Your appendix is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Holly:tell the patient what you have been taught- put thumb on asis(that bone that sticks out at the bottom of the lower right side of your belly) and your 5th finger(pinky) on the edge of the pubic bone (near where the hair ends) extend index finger and find where appendix usually is.

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