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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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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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"which side is the appendix on?"

"which side is the appendix on?"

Right: The majority of the time the right lower abdomen. There are rare instances of things being turned around, but extremely rare. ...Read more

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Where is appendix located in mens body?

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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Can your appendix be on your left side?

Can your appendix be on your left side?

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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Does the appendix do anything for the body?

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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Does the appendix serve any purpose in the body?

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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What is the function of the appendix in the body?

What is the function of the appendix 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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What is the function of the appendix in the body?

What is the function of the appendix 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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I just want to know, What side is your appendix on? .

Appy: Your appendix is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Generally but not always somewhere between the pubic bone and the hip bone. ...Read more

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I'm having pain on my right side radiating to my back. Could it be my appendix?

I'm having pain on my right side radiating to my back. Could it be my appendix?

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 more

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On the left side I had pain it went but I'm worried could it be my appendix ? I don't have any other symptoms

Appendix on right: Appendix is in the right iliac fossa. If the pain is on the left side, it is unlikely to be appendicitis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have pain on my right side it hurts when I lay on it it's been like this for two days do u think Its my appendix?

I have pain on my right side it hurts when I lay on it it's been like this for two days do u think Its my appendix?

Possibly: It may be your appendix, but could be other things such as kidney, ovary, or a hernia. If the symptoms do not resolve in several days, I would recommend seeing your PCP. ...Read more

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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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I have had lower left side pain. Could it be my appendix?

No: The appendix is on the right side and not left. Do you have diarrhea ? Is the pain in the lower abd? If pain persistent and severe see your MD. ...Read more

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Can a right sided hydrosalpinx have any affecton the appendix?

Yes: It is a contained but chronic source of infection. If it becomes inflames it can irritate the appendix and colon. If it bursts ipen it can cause a life threatening infection. ...Read more