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Are appendix related problems genetic?

Are appendix related problems genetic?

Not likely: The appendix is a small 'appendage' that extends off the start of the colon--about six ft long (large intestine)--where the small bowel (@20ft long) empties into at the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. It is an evolutionary leftover piece of tissue which has no function; however when it becomes blocked and inflamed, appendicitis, it needs removal (i suppose this functions to help the surgeon). ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Are any genetic conditions treatable in utero?

Are any genetic conditions treatable in utero?

Not directly: Currently there are no genetic discorders that can be treated in utero. There are consequences of certain disorders that can be treated however. The primary reason for knowing the genetic makeup of a baby in utero is for decision making and palnning outcomes. ...Read more

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Which are the work related musculoskeletal problems among anaesthetists?

Which are the work related musculoskeletal problems among anaesthetists?

Are you serious?: There are no specific issues related to work for those doctors. What would possess you to ask? ...Read more

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Are hernia and urinary problems related?

Are hernia and urinary problems related?

They can be: If you have an inguinal hernia, then anything that increases intra abdominal pressure can aggravate the hernia and lake it larger. BPH is a common cause of this if you are straining to urinate. If this is your situation, then the BPH should be treated before a hernia repair. ...Read more

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What are some genetic heart problems?

What are some genetic heart problems?

Many: The most troublesome that are inherited in mendelian fashion are the channelopathies (long qt, brugada, others) that can cause sudden death without warning. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (common) is dominant, friedreich's ataxia (less common) a sherman's paradox dominant, there are a host of risk genes for atherosclerosis, and hundred of rare genetic syndrome that can include heart malformation. ...Read more

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Are kidney stone issues age related ?

Are kidney stone issues age related ?

Not at all: as I have seen kidney stones in just about all age groups. Getting younger. In the younger ages believed to be related to high I tack of certain foods with salt and lack of fluid intake. Older age patients depends on what kind of stone. But in all age groups ...Read more

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What are some common causes of digestive problems related to stress?

What are some common causes of digestive problems related to stress?

Causes: Your response to stress can affect your nervous system which in turn influence the way your digestion works through the vagus nerve and endocrine changes. ...Read more

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Are all these health problems related somehow?

Are all these health problems related  somehow?

It looks like your: Question was cut off. Can you please clarify by sharing what the health issues are ; re-asking question. Take care. ...Read more

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What percent of DVT are travel related? Surgery related? Genetic defect related? And spontanious?

What  percent of DVT are travel related? Surgery related? Genetic defect related? And spontanious?

That is very : variable as it depends on age, whether obese, prior history, hydration status, type of surgery etc ...Read more

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Are thyroid problems hereditary?

Are thyroid problems hereditary?

Some: Some of the rare types are, but for the most part, the autoimmune thyroid diseases are not so much inherited, but the tendency toward developing thyroiditis is. So, if you have a parent or sibling with autoimmune thyroiditis, your risk for developing autoimmune thyroid disease is higher than that of the general population, but you don't actually inherit the thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What are the work related musculoskeletal problems?

A lot: There are a lot of different work related musculoskeletal problems. They can be over use issues. Strains, sprains or tendonitis. There can be compressive nerve issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Neck and back problems may be work related as well. ...Read more

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Are thyroid problems genetic?

Are thyroid problems genetic?

They can be: Most thyroid problems in the US are caused by auto-immunity, where the immune system misclassifies one or more thyroid proteins as foreign (not belong to that person) and makes antibodies that target the thyroid protein(s). Auto-immune thyroid disease often does run in families, although family member may have different manifestations - goiter, nodules, too little or too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Are kidney stone problems hereditary?

Are  kidney stone  problems hereditary?

Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary. ...Read more

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Are there many inherited conditions can be avoided through genetic screening?

Are there many inherited conditions can be avoided through genetic screening?

Yes: Theoretically both partners could have their genomes tested for mutations known to cause genetic diseases. All of us have many mutant genes and as long as both parties do not have defects in the same genes, they could avoid autosomal recessive disorders. If dominant or sex linked defects are discovered, it would make genetic counseling and disease avoidance more difficult. ...Read more

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"adhesions" or what others factors can contribute that my organs are (twisted, retroverted)?

"adhesions" or what others factors can contribute that my organs are (twisted, retroverted)?

Congenital: Congenital malrotation, situs inversus are conditions that affect location of one's organs. ...Read more

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Are appendix related problems genetic?

Not likely: The appendix is a small 'appendage' that extends off the start of the colon--about six ft long (large intestine)--where the small bowel (@20ft long) empties into at the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. It is an evolutionary leftover piece of tissue which has no function; however when it becomes blocked and inflamed, appendicitis, it needs removal (i suppose this functions to help the surgeon). ...Read more

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If I had an appendix, I would say that s my problem. It is on my left where appe dix should be?

If I had an appendix, I would say that s my problem.  It is on my left where appe dix should be?

Generally no.: The appendix is located on the right side in almost all people. Appendicitis pain is typically located in the right lower abdomen. If you are having left sided pain, there are many other structures in women, including the fallopian tubes, ovaries, kidney stones, colon issues. If you are having left lower abdominal pain, and if you might be pregnant, go to ER to rule out ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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If u think u may have problems with your appendix. Will it show in a blood test?

Sometimes: Sometimes your white blood cells are slightly elevated. Sometimes a scan can show your appendix is inflamed. But the most certain way of diagnosis is still by being examined and questioned by a doctor. Still sometimes appendicitis is missed or diagnosed as occurring when it is not. A series of timed exams is often needed. ...Read more

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It hurts where my appendix was removed from, 7 months ago, during workouts. Is it too soon to workout or could this be another problem?

It hurts where my appendix was removed from, 7 months ago, during workouts. Is it too soon to workout or could this be another problem?

Seven months is: adequate time for healing. It could be another problem, such as incisional hernia. Show it to your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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What are common signs of appendix problems?

What are common signs of appendix problems?

Pain: If someone has an appendicitis generally one develops pain around the belly button that slowly with time moves down to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Associated with the pain is nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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What is the reason for appendix problem?

What is the reason for appendix problem?

Appendicitis?: Are you asking about appendicitis? The appendix is a small out pouching of beginning of colon. The lining of the bowel secretes mucus including the appendix. If the opening of appendix get plugged with a hard piece of stool (fecalith) the mucus being made in the appendix builds up pressure do much that it begins to starve for blood and gets sick (ischemic). ...Read more

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What is the actual role of the appendix? Does it has immune functions and do people who had it removed have immune problems?

What is the actual role of the appendix? Does it has immune functions and do people who had it removed have immune problems?

Does not matter: Indications for an appendectomy is not an elective option. When you have appendicitis ave to remove it surgically; otherwise it can rupture, cause peritonitis, sepsis, shock and death. It's considered a vestigial structure by most (had a purpose before we became omnivores). Do not worry about the immune function of your appendix. Just remove it. Your body knows what to do afterwards. ...Read more

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Can the staple used for removal of appendix ever come off & cause problems?

Can the staple used for removal of appendix ever come off & cause problems?

No : Even if they did the material is inert and would not react with anything don't worry. Millions at least have been used. ...Read more

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If you think you have appendix problems, how long could you wait to go to the doctor?

Go immediately: If you suspect appendicitis, go to the er for eval. If it ruptures, the consequences are severe. Other problems can include ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis and ovary torsion/twisting. Appendicitis is generally an acute problem, not a chronic one. A doctor can examine and order tests to diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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I had my laprascopy surgery of appendix 9 days before, but now i m having severe acidity problem.. What shall i do?

I had my laprascopy surgery of appendix  9 days before, but now i m having severe acidity problem.. What shall i do?

Take antacids: It may be a coincidence. But you possibly have some gastritis which is worse after the stress of surgery. Or you may have underlying gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). You could take antacids or anti-peptic ulcer medications. ...Read more

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Did an ultrasound for my appendix,but they found nothing.pain has gotten more intense! What can this be? No ovarian problems...

Did an ultrasound for my appendix,but they found nothing.pain has gotten more intense! What can this be? No ovarian problems...

Ultrasound not: necessarily the best study to perform as resolution is not as good as contrast CT especially if you happen to be overweight If having significant pain and especially with other symptoms such as nausea and/or fever you need to head to ED for exam and CT scan if felt to be necessary by examining physician. ...Read more

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I think I swallowed a piece of foil stuck to a chicken nugget.Will this cause problems or appendix issues?im sure it was a small piece but im scared!

Not likely: As a physician who removes all kinds of foreign bodies ingested by children, I can tell you that a small piece of foil is likely to pass through your bowels and come out the other side without incident. ...Read more

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Having pain where appendix is located does it always mean it's a appendix problem ?

No: Pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen of a female can be caused by many things including appendicitis, ovarian problems (cysts, torsion, infection), kidney stones, bowel inflammation, pulled muscle, etc. Your history will help a doctor properly diagnose your problem. I recommend seeking medical attention, especially if it persists/gets worse or you have fever or nausea/vomiting. ...Read more

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Everytime I sneeze my lower left side hurts, I already have my appendix removed. So what's the problem?

Everytime I sneeze my lower left side hurts, I already have my appendix removed. So what's the problem?

Appendix on right : Everytine you sneeze you have right sided pain. Your appendix is out but it is on the right. Most likely you have some abdominal wall muscle weakness causing the pain. You could also have an inguinal hernia. If it persists then see a surgeon. ...Read more

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My 13 yr old had a ruptured appendix, it was awful to see her sick like this. Will this cause any problems for her future health?

Common problem: Unfortunately, in spite of advances in diagnostic equipment, the frequency of rupture has not declined significantly in decades. After the initial prolonged hospital stay, most will go on to have few issues in the future.Scarring can make some structures stick together & this could complicate future surgery like a c-section or act as a pivot point, trapping bowel & causing cramps or other symptms. ...Read more

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Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgright (don't lay flat) 2 hours after eating. You can also try some over the counter antacids. If your symptoms persist you should see your doctor as an upper endoscopy might be informative. ...Read more

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Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Low back pain: The kidneys are not positioned in the low back. The appendix in most people is in the right lower part of your belly close to the groin area. Usually the pain from this is acute and very severe - extreme pain on simple movement and it generally would occur in the front before it would be in the back. Chances are you would not be well enough to post a question here! ...Read more

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After appendix taken out when will your appetite be back and your bowels move regular again my dad is 67 and had his appendix taken out now he is having problems with his appetite and having a reg bowel movement. Is this something we should worry about

After appendix taken out when will your appetite be back and your bowels move regular again my dad is 67 and had his appendix taken out now he is having problems with his appetite and having a reg  bowel movement. Is this something we should worry about

Hello. : Hello. I would like to ask a couple of question. Recovery times can be different for a laparoscopic appendectomy compared to a open appendectomy. Do you know which type of appendectomy he had? How long ago was his surgery? Were there any complications in the immediate post operative period? Does he have any major systemic health problems? ...Read more

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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more