A 33-year-old member asked:
what is a hot appendix?
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Dr. Heather Curry answered
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Appendicitis: 'hot appendix' refers to appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix. Classic signs include a pain that starts around the belly button and moves to the right lower part of the abdomen, vomiting and a low grade fever. The 'hot' refers to the triad of signs of inflammation; in latin: 'rubor' (redness), 'dolor' (pain), 'calor'(heat).
Answered on Oct 31, 2013
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