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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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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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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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What is the average weight of a human female's appendix?

What is the average weight of a human female's appendix?

Varies w/ length: But in any case, it will not be much. Probably under a pound average. Not an effective way to lose weight. ...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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Bad pain in lower right abdomen but appendix out. Female, 30?

Bad pain in lower right abdomen but appendix out. Female, 30?

Multiple possibility: Multiple possibilities exist, from abdominal wall strain, to ovarian cyst, to a colitis, to adhesion [scars internally from surgery], and others. ...Read more

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Hello. I am a 29 year old lady suffering from mild pain in my lower right abdomen for two weeks. Scans & show its not my appendix. What could it be?

Hello. I am a 29 year old lady suffering from mild pain in my lower right abdomen for two weeks. Scans & show its not my appendix. What could it be?

Too many to list: There are multitude of reasons for right lower quadrant pain including gastrointestinal, gynecological and urological. Key to evaluate abdominal pain is excellent history taking. It's crucial to decipher the associated symptoms and character/aggravating/alleviating factors of your pain prior to further diagnostic evaluation.
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Can my ruptured appendix years ago cause infertility (female)?

Can my ruptured appendix years ago cause infertility (female)?

Yes: The first thing to do is to evaluate your fallopian tubes. Your gyn may be able to do a femvue in the office. ...Read more

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21 yr old female has low white blood count a couple years (or 1year&half) after appendix removal surgery. What's the connection and how to cure?

21 yr old female has low white blood count a couple years (or 1year&half) after appendix removal surgery. What's the connection and how to cure?

Not related: There is some lymphoid tissue in the appendix that contributes to the life cycle of white blood cells, but it only a tiny part of your lymphoid tissue bank. Talk to your doctor about monitoring your white cell count. It may not need treatment to be "cured." ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen for a few days, getting worse. I've already had my appendix removed so I know it's not that. What could it be? I'm a female

Pain in lower abdomen for a few days, getting worse. I've already had my appendix removed so I know it's not that. What could it be? I'm a female

Many things: Pain in the RLQ could be many things a kidney stone or infection. Ovaries. Problems from a cyst to a bleeding or ruptured cyst or it could be a GI problems so if pain persiste go and see a doctor ...Read more

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21yrold female, have had constant lower right side dull then at time sharp pain pee is bright yellow no appendix and surgery last year been 6 days?

21yrold female, have had constant lower right side dull then at time sharp pain pee is bright yellow no appendix and surgery last year been 6 days?

Many issues: You MUST see Gynecologist as soon as you can. Deciding the best options is tough but the Gynecologist knows what needs to be done. PS: I miss Australia where I finished my residency and went for two years to St. Louis, Missouri. Regrettably USA did not give me the opportunity to return to Sydney but over the years (45) I have enjoyed my visits home. ...Read more