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Dr. Russell Juno
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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

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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


Dr. Lisa Persaud
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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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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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Dr. David Drewitz
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
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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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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Dan Fisher
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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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