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where is my appendix?

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Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
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.
Answered on Jul 21, 2019
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Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
Right lower abdomen: Think of your appendix as a "finger shaped" appendage that hangs off the beginning of your large intestines in the vicinity of your right lower abdomen. One needs to be careful, though in that even though it is located in the right lower abdomen, an acute appendicitis can present with left sided abdominal pain.
Answered on Oct 3, 2015
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Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
There are anatomic variations with the appendix at other locations. Usual though is RLQ (right lower quadrant) of abdomen.
Dec 9, 2012

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Need to see doctor: There's many causes for that pain. Please see your doctor and still need to rule out appendicitis.
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Check it out: See your doc. Disentangle solid like appendicitis.

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