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What Does An Enlarged Appendix Mean
Normal: I presume that the character of the appendix was found on ultrasound or ct abdominal examination. Baseline diameter of appendix is about 5-6mm. However there are exceptions with appendix distended by air or fluid and having a larger diameter. If no inflammation associated with it and no large blocking stone , appendicolith, then appendix is normal. It is normal variation being larger than expected. ...Read more
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
What does mild enlargement and stranding noted throughout the appendix mean, rlq pain, diarrhea, normal labs and stool sample normal, what could it be?
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
NO: The differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain includes: appendicitis, kidney stones, pneumonia, ovarian problems, adenitis ( inflammed nodes, ) meckle's diverticulitis, colonic diverticulitis, crohn's disease, and urinary infection. An evaluation is needed to pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more
Position: A free lying appendix refers to the position being deeper inwards into your pelvis . For doctors this may explain why most appendicitis patients have abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant while free lying pelvic appendicitis will likely have tenderness usually during a rectal exam. I hope our Healthtap radiologists and surgeons will be able to comment more on this terminology. ...Read more
What does 9.50 on cat-scan mean when my appendix is inflamed how much time do I have before it ruptures I have mild symptoms. ?
Time of symptoms: Appendix is enlarged at 9.5 mm in diameter.If inflammed significantly perforation can occur.Risk of perforation 36 hours after the onset of symptoms is at least 15%. most frequent complication of appendicitis is perforation. Perforation of appendix cause peri-appendiceal abscess or diffuse peritonitis (infection of entire lining of abdomen) Major reason for appendiceal perforation is delayed dx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Did an ultrasound, and doc said that appendix was upside down, and over another organ. What could that mean, upside down? Is is dangerous?
Not important: If appendix is not inflammed and there is no evidence of appendcitis usually does not matter what position it is in. Appendix comes off cecum and mainly behind cecum, and if cecum mobile can move around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Had appendix removed. Pathology report said acute appendicitis. Wats this mean? Surgery went well.
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I had my appendix removed yesterday and Surgeon also told me intestines were attached to wall! How does this happen & what does it mean in future?
Have you had: prior abdominal surgery? very common to see adhesions secondary to previous surgery due to damage to peritoneal surfaces, resulting in fibrin deposition at the site of injury. ...Read more
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