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

Dr. Russell Juno
Board Certified, General Surgery
17 years in practice
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Lisa Persaud
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
7 years in practice
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Does the appendix do anything for the body?

Dr. Lisa Persaud
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
7 years in practice
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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. Vicken Poochikian
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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
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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. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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What is the function of the appendix in the body?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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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. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
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What is the function of the appendix in the body?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
4M people helped
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
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)?

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)?

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

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
22 years in practice
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Are the ovaries and appendix in the same part of the body?

Dr. Mary Maluccio
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
22 years in practice
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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. Mohamed Ahmed
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
20 years in practice
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Does your appendix really swell every time you have another infection in your body?

Dr. Carlo Hatem
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
20 years in practice
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Does your appendix really swell every time you have another infection in your body?

No: That's not the case.

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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Is it true some body parts are unnecessary like 5th toe & appendix?

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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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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