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What Side Of Your Body Is Your Appendix
I don't have my organs on the "wrong" side of the body, but is it still possible that I have my appendix on my left side?
Not possible: One's appendix is never on the left side of the body. To the best of my knowledge, this has never occurred in anyone, ever. ...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
Where in my body is my appendix? I am having pains in my right side. They are shooting pains that come and go. Tender to the touch
You : You need an urgent evaluation by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The appendix!: The appendix is in the same location in both males and females! ...Read more
Yes!: The appendix acts as a 'policeman' for our body. It contains lymph tissue that helps fight off foreign invasion to our body such as infection.In the past, it was regarded as useless in that it was often taken out during abdominal surgeries to prevent a future attack of appendicitis.It is now used in reconstructive surgeries too. It turns out to be useful but if it's inflamed it needs to come out! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Some rare individuals are reversed with mirror image , heart on right side and stomach on right side. Everything reversed. Some people have malrotation or nonrotation of bowel which causes the right side of colon and appendix to be in wrong position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But it could a variety of other things. Best to see a doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more
Maybe: Site of pain may not be typical if the appendix lies in an unusual place. Sometimes it is felt around the back or lower down in the groin. Typically pain starts in mid abdomen and then migrates to right lower quadrant, becoming worse in 6 to 24 hours. If concerned see physician for exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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