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Where is appendix located in mens body?

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

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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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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Are the ovaries and appendix in the same part of the body?

Are the ovaries and appendix in the same part of the body?

Yes: The appendix and the right ovary are in the right lower portion of your abdomen. When women have symptoms in this area, it is often difficult to determine whether it is from the gyn tract (uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovary) or from the appendix. Ultrasound and ct scans help us try to differentiate the two. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed 2 years before. Is it okay for me to do heavy body building exercises.?

I had my appendix removed 2 years before. Is it okay for me to do heavy body building exercises.?

No contraindication: Having your appendix out 2 years previously should not have any bearing on whether or not you can do heavy exercise at this point. ...Read more

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What kind of complications will you have with pregnancy if your appendix exploded inside your body?

What kind of complications will you have with pregnancy if your appendix exploded inside your body?

Hopefully none: Having a previous ruptured appendix is a risk factor for tubal blockage and therefore, infertility, but most women with that history do not have trouble getting pregnant.
Any future abdominal procedures (including a cesarean section) would be higher risk for complications due to potential scar tissue inside your tummy. ...Read more

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Is it true some body parts are unnecessary like 5th toe & appendix?

Is it true some body parts are unnecessary like 5th toe & appendix?

Of course.: Look around. There are many people doing just fine but missing body parts. Kind of makes you wonder how necessary body parts really are.

For society genitals are important but for the individual they are a mere distraction... And historically have been dispensed with.

As long as you can compensate with what you've got, the rest may be not necessary. ...Read more

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If an appendix has ruptured and there may possibly be infection left int he body can it cause renal kidney failure in the future?

If an appendix has ruptured and there may possibly be infection left int he body can it cause renal kidney failure in the future?

Indirectly, if at all: Acute appendicitis with perforation may be complicated by an acute infection throughout the body (sepsis) that can compromise other organs' function temporarily, such as the kidney. Furthermore, an abscess may develop within the abdominal cavity that could take weeks to manifest itself; left untreated, this could lead to sepsis, as well. Either way, the effects on other organs are reversible w/rx. ...Read more

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I had keyhole surgery 5 days ago for a burst ovarian cyst & appendix were taking out too Should I b having body shakes, headaches & nausa 5 days later

I had keyhole surgery 5 days ago for a burst ovarian cyst & appendix were taking out too Should I b having body shakes, headaches & nausa 5 days later

NO: Please call your surgeon or seek medical care asap. Perhaps you have an infection since your cyst was perforated. These are not good symptoms to wait and see. ...Read more

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Had appendix removed 4 days ago. Taking amoxicillin. Been feeling hot and cold randomly. Tonight I woke up with my legs sweating and body but no feve?

Had appendix removed 4 days ago. Taking amoxicillin. Been feeling hot and cold randomly. Tonight I woke up with my legs sweating and body but no feve?

Call your surgeon: Anytime you are in the immediate postoperative period and you have symptoms that are unexplained, the best bet is to call the surgeon who did the procedure. If you cannot reach him promptly, consider the emergency room. Do not delay. Good luck. ...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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I had my appendix removed 2 weeks ago and a hernia fixed. I now have diarrhea/body aches/fatigue. No vomiting or fever.

I had my appendix removed 2 weeks ago and a hernia fixed. I now have diarrhea/body aches/fatigue. No vomiting or fever.

Appendectomy: It can take many weeks to recover from abdominal surgery. Eat well: gluten free, low carb, wild fish, veggies as indicated by your MD & get plenty of rest. As long as you have no fever or any recent tick/insect bite, it is likely normal recovery. ...Read more

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Lrq pain, dull ache, throbbing 1wk. Also lower back pain over hip. Doc found enlarged ovary. Woke up 5am vomited, fever 100.4, and body aches and continued lrq pain 7/10. Appendix or virus/ovary?

Lrq pain, dull ache, throbbing 1wk. Also lower back pain over hip. Doc found enlarged ovary. Woke up 5am vomited, fever 100.4, and body aches and continued lrq pain 7/10. Appendix or virus/ovary?

Needs to be seen: Most likely not appendicitis, but cannot rule it out unless there is a current workup. Enlarged ovary should not cause fever (normally). Have this worked up, but please let the er doc know what previous workup has been done. And go to the same hospital where the enlarged ovary was diagnosed so they can refer to any labs/studies done. ...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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Symptoms of appendix?

Symptoms of appendix?

Common symptoms: Dscomfort around the belly button, usually moves to the right side of the abdomen over several hours.
IWorsens with sneezing, coughing, and deep breathing
Pain may increase with movement, loss of appetite,
nausea, vomiting, swelling of the abdomen, abdomen feels hard, onstipation, mild diarrhea, slight fever. ...Read more

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Where is your appendix?

Right lower abdomen: Usually located in right lower quadrant of abdomen.
Appendix sits at the junction of the small intestine and large intestine. It’s a thin tube about four inches long. ...Read more

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What is rumbled appendix?

Ruptured?: Not only inflamed, but burst. A big deal. Pus and poop spread into abdomen and pelvis, perhaps with local pus pocket (abscess). Generally sicker patient, bigger surgery. ...Read more

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What does the appendix do?

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 a twisted appendix?

Torsion: That might refer to an appendix which has twisted and become gangrenous. ...Read more

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Can appendix be on the left?

No, however: There is a very rare condition known as situs inversus where your internal organs are reversed or are a mirror image of the normal organ locations. This is an anomaly that occurs during fetal development, usually of no significance. ...Read more

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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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How to keep appendix healthy?

How to keep appendix healthy?

By staying healthy: Appendicitis is an unpredictable disease, mostly seen in young, contaminated water source, inflammation in the intestine causes lymph follicles to swell resulting blockage of lumen that will result appendicitis in children. ...Read more

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How do I know I have appendix?

You do have for sure: Everybody is born with appendix. So you can rest assured you do have an appendix ...Read more

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Do appendix attacks come & go?

No: Appendicitis is a progressive infection that gradually gets worse over 24-48 hours resulting in nausea and increasing right lower abdominal pain. Some doctors believe there could be a very rare condition of chronic appendicitis, which I believe does not occur. ...Read more

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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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"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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Is the appendix on the left or right?

Right: Right, but it can be long and lay in different areas of the abdomen. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take to remove appendix?

Less than an hour: On average, an appendectomy can be performed in 30-45 minutes. This is somewhat dependent on the technique (laparoscopic vs. Open), the degree of inflammation (perforation, abscess, etc.), and patient-factors, such as obesity, prior surgery, etc. ...Read more

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Is it true the appendix has zero purpose?

Is it true the appendix has zero purpose?

Probably not..: The true function of the appendix is unknown but it does have a large amount of lymphatic tissue and might help in early immune system development and function. ...Read more

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What is the role and function of appendix?

Unknown.: It is uncertain if the appendix plays a minor role in immune function in infancy. What is certain is that it can be removed safely with no obvious long-term side effects and clearly has no major physiologic role in adult life. ...Read more