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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


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I had an appendix surgery a week and half ago and today I have bad gas and feel nauseous. should I be concerned about this?

I had an appendix surgery a week and half ago and today I have bad gas and feel nauseous. should I be concerned about this?

No: In fact it is a really good sign to be passing gas after surgery. It shows the bowel is working again. Nausea is also common after surgery. If you develop severe increased pain or high fevers, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When my IBS flares up bad I get pain by appendix area & really bad trapped gas ! What can I do about this ?

When my IBS flares up bad I get pain by appendix area & really bad trapped gas ! What can I do about this ?

1st be sure its IBS!: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more

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When shud i go 2 dr if i think my appendix is hurting? Symtoms? How do I kno if its just gas bubble or something worse? It is on the right side

When shud i go 2 dr if i think my appendix is hurting? Symtoms? How do I kno if its just gas bubble or something worse? It is on the right side

If pain is severe.: The pain is usually on the right side of the abdomen, often in the lower portion of the abdomen, although it can be variable. If it is sore to touch that area, i would recommend having it evaluated, probably in the emergency room. ...Read more

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I had surgery in december i got my appendix out and since then I have had gas pain I have the feeling like its there i always feel sick and don't eat?

I had surgery in december i got my appendix out and since then I have had gas pain I have the feeling like its there i always feel sick and don't eat?

May be adhesions: Cause may be adhesions sec to peritonitis and surgery, go back to your surgeon , for tests like contrast ct, or may be developing unrelated problem. ...Read more

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How to know if I have appendix....Is the pain comes and go or stay....My WBC is 5.0 iam concern about its appendix or just gas.

How to know if I have appendix....Is the pain comes and go or stay....My WBC is 5.0 iam concern about its appendix or just gas.

Appendicitis: In classic appendicitis persistent discomfort localizes to the right lower abdomen along with tenderness in that area. Unfortunately the signs may be less obvious. If you don't feel better it's best to have an examination by your physician. ...Read more

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How does appendix pain begin?I have a mild pain around my lower abdon thats getting better after passing gas.is this appendix pain?

How does appendix pain begin?I have a mild pain around my lower abdon thats getting better after passing gas.is this appendix pain?

Unlikely: This is not likely to be pain from the appendix. Appendix pain would not get better after passing gas. This pain probably is caused by the distension of the colon from the gas. Try avoiding gas producing foods like beans, broccoli, cabbage or dairy (if you have lactose intolerance). If pain persists see your doctor. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

"gas" is, of course, a phase of matter - the air we breathe is a gas. In a medical context, "gas" can refer to having too much gas in the bowels, causing burping, or cramping in the belly. It also can refer to flatulence, ...Read more