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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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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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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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