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Dr. David Drewitz
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What is found in the same spot as your appendix on the left side of the body (in a female)?

Dr. David Drewitz
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
22 years in practice
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What is found in the same spot as your appendix on the left side of the body (in a female)?

The appendix!: The appendix is in the same location in both males and females! ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Mohamed Ahmed
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Mohamed Ahmed
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Dr. Michael Zadeh
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What side is you appendix on?

Dr. Michael Zadeh
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Lisa Persaud
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
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Does the appendix do anything for the body?

Dr. Lisa Persaud
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Does the appendix do anything for the body?

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 more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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Does the appendix serve any purpose in the body?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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Does the appendix serve any purpose in the body?

Immune system?: Researchers believe that the appendix does serve a function as part of the immune system. Others feel that the appendix is a vestigial organ, once used as part of digestive process. ...Read more

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Dr. Claude Parola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
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I have a pain on the lower left side of my back its painful to touch it but there's no marks, could it be my appendix?

Dr. Claude Parola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have a pain on the lower left side of my back its painful to touch it but there's no marks, could it be my appendix?

Pain: The appendix is on the right side of the lower quadrant of the abdomen, not the left, lower back pain can be from muscle spasm, sharp, excruciating pain can be from kidney stone specially if you blood in the urine, see your doctor if pain persist. ...Read more

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Dr. Russell Juno
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Where is appendix located in mens body?

Dr. Russell Juno
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Right Side: The appendix is located on the right side in men and women. However is can vary. It can be located anywhere on the right side up to the ribs and also down into the pelvis and in the middle of the lower abdomen. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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Can your appendix be on your left side?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
12 years in practice
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I been having pain in my lower right side for about a day and a half. Could it be my appendix?

Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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I been having pain in my lower right side for about a day and a half. Could it be my appendix?

Yes: But it could a variety of other things. Best to see a doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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