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Because my appendix ruptured does that mean i had pid? Or no?

Because my appendix ruptured does that mean i had pid? Or no?

Possibly: If your ruptured appendix caused inflammation in the pelvis, than yes. Usually pid caused by std's, but in rare cases appendicitis can be s cause. ...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


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It's been over a month since i had my appendix removed and a cyst from my ovary and its still painful to have sex? What does this mean? Im worried!

It's been over a month since i had my appendix  removed and a cyst from my ovary and its still painful to have sex?  What does this mean?  Im worried!

See an OB/GYN: You may have another cyst, there may be a residual focus of inflammation where your appendix and cyst were removed, there may be scar tissue in the area. Go see the person who did the surgery and get this worked out, and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Lower right stomach pain in women mean appendix?

Lower right stomach pain in women mean appendix?

Maybe but...: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more

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My appendix ruptured and doctor said my body "walled the infection off" does that mean an abscess ? And also does that mean the infection did not spill into my entire abdomen?

My appendix ruptured and doctor said my body "walled the  infection off" does that mean an abscess ? And also does that mean the infection did not spill into my entire abdomen?

No, and yes: No, it doesn't necessarily mean an abscess, but it could turn in to one. Yes, the infection did not spill into the entire abdominal cavity. In this situation, usually you avoid operating in the acute setting, then have to decide whether or not to remove the appendix 6-8weeks (or more) down the road. ...Read more

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Feeling worse today. Went to ER 2 nights ago for ab pain and nausea cause ultrasound showed a little enlarged area of appendix. Er did CT scan and said everything looked normal.On antibiotics to treat uti. Could CT scan missed something?

Feeling worse today. Went to ER 2 nights ago for ab pain and nausea cause ultrasound showed a little enlarged area of appendix. Er did CT scan and said everything looked normal.On antibiotics to treat uti. Could CT scan missed something?

Its Possible : No test is absolutely perfect and conditions can change over time. A study that looked normal previously could look different as time goes by. If you are feeling worse now than before then its best to go back and seek further evaluation and treatment or an exam to reassure that everything is either okay & stay the course or try a different approach. ...Read more

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If you have the same symptoms of appenddix but you have them in the left side what does that means?

If you have the same symptoms of appenddix but you have them in the left side what does that means?

Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is an infection in the colon. Symptoms consist of nausea, vomiting, left lower quadrant abdominal pain, fever, and sometimes constipation. This can progress to a life-threatening infection. Recommend seeing a physician sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What side is you appendix on?

What side is you appendix on?

Right side: The appendix is located in the lower right side of your abdomen, about a third of the way between your belly button and hip bone. ...Read more

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What makes your appendix go bad?

Unknown: A common element for many cases of appendicitis is obstruction of the opening, through which it connects with the rest of the intestinal tract(we often find stone-like material upstream from rupture points);however, this is not a universal finding nor do we understand why these appendicoliths form. My guess is that there are many factors that contribute to it developing considering how common it is. ...Read more

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Where is my appendix?

Where is my appendix?

Right Lower Quad: Your appendix is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Holly:tell the patient what you have been taught- put thumb on asis(that bone that sticks out at the bottom of the lower right side of your belly) and your 5th finger(pinky) on the edge of the pubic bone (near where the hair ends) extend index finger and find where appendix usually is. ...Read more

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