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What causes you to take out your appendix?

What causes you to take out your appendix?

Appendicitis: Acute infection of the appendix is reason for removal ...Read more

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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What d cause of d pain in my appendix area.

What d cause of d pain in my appendix area.

Many things: Both GI and non-gi causes of rlq pain. If severe or persisting, best to be seen and evaluated for further testing. ...Read more

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What causes the appendix to have to be removed in young men?

What causes the appendix to have to be removed in young men?

Shan it becomes: Inflamed and infected, in males or females, it must be removed to prevent a rupture and a wide spread intra-abdominal, potentially life threatening, infection. ...Read more

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What causes fecalith to block your appendix?

What causes fecalith to block your appendix?

Stone and blockage: Fecoliths are calcified fecal material in appendix. Sometimes it obstructs the appendix causing appendicitis. Imaging with ct and ultrasound now detects smaller appendicoliths that are not obstructing in people without appendicitis. Usually size of lith in association with obstruction, inflammation and infection. ...Read more

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Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

No: Appendix had nothing to do with pancreas. If the gallbladder had stones you could possible have a stone remaining on the bile duct. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Could no gallbladder no appendix cause pancreatitis?

No: Not unless you continue to form gall stones which get stuck in the duct to the pancreas, high triglycerides are much more common cause. ...Read more

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What causes fecalith of the appendix?

What causes fecalith of the appendix?

Stool: Stool can get caught in the lumen of the appendix and over time develop calcifications because of stasis. When this causes obstruction of the appendix and bacterial counts go up because of poor drainage, appendicitis can develop. ...Read more

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What can cause your appendix to burst?

What can cause your appendix to burst?

Delay in diagnosis: Appendicitis is medical emergency that requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to peritonitis, serious inflammation of the abdominal cavity's lining (the peritoneum) that can be fatal unless it is treated quickly with strong antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can cause an appendix to rupture?

Untreated appendicit: If acute appendicitis is not treated appropropriately with surgery, then sometimes it can rupture and cause complications. ...Read more

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What causes your appendix to suddenly get infected?

What causes your appendix to suddenly get infected?

Appendicitis: The appendix gets infected after a piece a stool, a so-called appendicolith, gets stuck within the opening of the appendix. This causes a blockage and the bacteria that lives in the bowel starts to overgrow. This causes the appendix to get inflamed and eventually infected. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the appendix besides appendicitis?

Stool: Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Sometimes the appendix may have small firm stool ("appendicolith")that can irritate and cause pain mimicking appendicitis i.e. Right lower abdomen, tender to pressure, occasionally nausea. These may go on to full-blown appendicitis or just occasionally cause pain. Then there are all the other causes of pain outside the appendix- ovary, etc. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes your appendix to erupt?

Pain: Appendix is a tube attached to your large colon
if a piece of hard stool gut trapped in the lumen will cause enough swelling that will stop the blood supply to the tip of the appendix and caused rupture that will cause infection spreading inside the abdomen and it could be a life threatening
appendix is made from a small lymph node like cell it can swell up as respond to near infection. ...Read more

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I can't tell or not if it my appendix cause it doesn't hurt or anything but it keeps swelling up then it goes away in seconds. What is it?

Spasm: If something comes and goes in seconds it is probably a) a muscle spasm in the abdominal wall (I assume you are concerned about the appendix area) or b) spasm in the small intestine (internal in the abdomen) with a pocket of gas. ...Read more

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Is it possible for some stress to go to an area your worried about? For example if your worried about appendix can you cause stress there?

No: Although excess worry and stress will probably have a negative effect on your overall health, there is no evidence that worrying about any particular organ in your body will cause physical damage to that organ (eg worrying about your appendix leading to appendicitis). ...Read more

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Is it possible to cause stress on a place your worried about? For example can I cause stress on my appendix area if I worry about it too much?

Unlikely: There is an old saying that the "mind is more powerful than the body.' however, it is not possible for you to stress about your appendix and cause a problem with your appendix. However, stress can have other adverse effects on your health. A better question to ask is why you are stressed out and what can you do to resolve these feelings. ...Read more

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What causes stool to get stuck in appendix?

What causes stool to get stuck in appendix?

Stone and blockage: Stool hardens and blocks appendix, Appendix attached to cecum of right colon. Fecoliths are calcified fecal material in appendix. Sometimes obstructs the appendix causing appendicitis. Imaging with ct and ultrasound now detects smaller appendicoliths that are not obstructing in people without appendicitis. Usually size of lith in association with obstruction, inflammation and infection. ...Read more

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Can appendix cause infertility in men?

No: Appendicitis in men should not affect sperm counts and ability to father a child. ...Read more

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Can spicy food cause your appendix to rupture?

Can spicy food cause your appendix to rupture?

Unlike : Very unlikely unless you' already have appendicitis. Consult general surgeon for specific advice ...Read more

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Can c diff cause your appendix to be inflamed?

Can c diff cause your appendix to be inflamed?

Rare: Any infection, by any bug (bacteria), results in swelling of mucosa that blocks lumen will result in appendicitis. C. Diff involves entire colon isolated infection is rare. ...Read more

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Can bad constipation cause pain in appendix region?

Can bad constipation cause pain in appendix region?

Absolutely !: Constipation can cause abdominal discomfort in any number of areas. I recommend a diet with plenty if fruits, vegetables and water, and a fiber supplement such as metamucil. If no improvement see your family md. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes an appendix to rupture?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes an appendix to rupture?

Pain: Appendix is a tube attached to your large colon
if a piece of hard stool gut trapped in the lumen will cause enough swelling that will stop the blood supply to the tip of the appendix and caused rupture that will cause infection spreading inside the abdomen and it could be a life threatening
appendix is made from a small lymph node like cell it can swell up as respond to near infection. ...Read more

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What causes intestine to attach to wall? Found during appendix removel.

Prior unrelated: Surgery, or the inflammatory process of appendicitis itself are two common reasons. ...Read more

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Appendix on ultrasound looks healthy and normal. The pain persists for 12 days. What is the pain caused by? Should I stop worrying about app?

Look for other cause: Consult physician to find other cause of pain for appropriate therapy. Other causes of similar symptoms include enteritis or inflammation of bowel, infection of right kidney, gall bladder disease, liver disease etc. ...Read more

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I have been having chronic diarhhea for months. It started after I had my appendix out 3 months ago. Could the appendectomy cause the diarhhea?

I have been having chronic diarhhea for months. It started after I had my appendix out 3 months ago. Could the appendectomy cause the diarhhea?

See your doctor: You had an appendix removed for pain. You have diarrhea for 3 months following appendix removal. You should talk to your doctor and surgeon. You may have diarrhea from the antibiotics you received. You may need treatment. Your doctor will want to see you. This can be treated. ...Read more

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Hi, my wife had her appendix removed in the beginning of 2015,and her gaul bladder earlier this year. She always vomits on a daily basis. Cause?

Hi, my wife had her appendix removed in the beginning of 2015,and her gaul bladder earlier this year. She always vomits on a daily basis. Cause?

Description: Vomiting is not a normal occurence. If she is vomiting she maybe anorexia or have another diagnosis.
Perhaps gastro esophageal reflux disease. Can think of alot of other diagnosis too., pregnancy. Vomiting is uncomfortable not likely one could stand for it daily.
Consult a GI specialist to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause pain in appendix area?

Yes: IBS can cause pain anywhere there is small or large intestine, and since the appendix is at the very end of the ascending colon, it can be considered part of this, although it is unlikely the pain you are feeling is directly from the appendix unless it is very sharp, getting worse, and accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or even fever. In this case, you need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause pain in appendix area?

Can IBS cause pain in appendix area?

Yes: Yes but if it is localized then check it out more. Appendicitis usually starts in the belly button and then moves to right side. ...Read more