A 36-year-old member asked:
where is my appendix?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Holly Barth answered
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
Dr. Barry Kahn answered
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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