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What makes your appendix go bad?

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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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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Appendix removed 5day ago. When i lay on my left side i get sharp pain on my right side. Comes and goes. Hurts bad at times. Normal?

Appendix removed 5day ago. When i lay on my left side i get sharp pain on my right side. Comes and goes. Hurts bad at times. Normal?

Likely: If the pain comes and goes, it's likely normal post-op. If it becomes steady and doesn't go away esp with fever/chills, u need to call ur surgeon. ...Read more

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Is swelling in the appendix area bad?

Is swelling in the appendix area bad?

I assume: You mean swelling the right lower abdomen. Often this could be a symptom of bowel gas or constipation. If there is pain, tenderness, nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, etc. Then appendicitis can cause those symptoms. However, if it just feels a little puffy in the right lower abdomen it likely isn't appendicitis. See a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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How bad would the bursting of the appendix hurt?

How bad would the bursting of the appendix hurt?

Often reduces pain: A lot of times pain from the appendix actually becomes less immediately after perforation. Then symptoms increase if progresses to peritonitis. ...Read more

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How badly would the bursting of the appendix hurt?

How badly would the bursting of the appendix hurt?

Often reduces pain: A lot of times pain from the appendix actually becomes less immediately after perforation. Then symptoms increase if progresses to peritonitis. ...Read more

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My appendix was removed 5w ago last night it started to hurt very bad on my right side and it keeps getting worse. What should I do?

Contact your: surgeon. At worst, it might be delayed infection, or something as simple as gas, or any number of other causes of abdominal pain, unrelated to your operation. ...Read more

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How bad is appendix surgery?

Depends: If your appendix is not ruptured, you should be able to go home the next day. If ruptured, you will likely require multiple days of IV antibiotics and days in the hospital. Some patients, if done laparoscopically and their appendix is not ruptured, can go home the same day. ...Read more

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Does calcified appendicolith in appendix go away or just keep building up tell your appendix goes bad?

Does calcified appendicolith in appendix go away or just keep building up tell your appendix goes bad?

Good question.: It will not go away by itself. It does not require treatment unless you get appendicitis. And there is no known treatment. Not all appendicoliths result in appendicits, but no one knows how many. No one knows what fraction of acute appendicitis patients have appendicoliths (just that it is higher than normal) or how many patients with appendicoliths eventually develop appendicitis. ...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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Can you smoke weed while having a bad appendix and liver?

Can you smoke weed while having a bad appendix and liver?

Separate issues: If you have a "bad appendix and liver" then you should take appropriate actions to help yourself and smoking weed is not one of the things that you should be doing. See a specialist in liver diseases and he/she can hopefully get you pointed in the right direction. Not dealing with a bad appendix ( ie surgery) and bad liver can possibly lead to very dangerous consequences in the future. ...Read more