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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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What causes the appendix to have to be removed in young men?

What causes the appendix to have to be removed in young men?

Shan it becomes: Inflamed and infected, in males or females, it must be removed to prevent a rupture and a wide spread intra-abdominal, potentially life threatening, infection. ...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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Male age 26 I had pain 15 days back for one night and vomitted whole night. Next day I was alright and no pain till now. Doctor says it is appendix?

Male age 26 I had pain 15 days back for one night and vomitted whole night. Next day I was alright and no pain till now. Doctor says it is appendix?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis can be highly variable in its symptoms from one person to another. Typically it is mid abdominal pain that moves to the right lower abdomen over 24-48 hours getting worse, associated with nausea and not wanting to eat. But not everyone follows the same pattern. I assume you have had appropriate blood testing and maybe ct scan for your doctor to make the best recommendation for you. ...Read more

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I am 29 yr old male. 5-10" height. Recently got appendix operation. Now I have 66kg weight. Before I had 71kg. Quite worried how to increase my weigh?

I am 29 yr old male. 5-10" height. Recently got appendix operation. Now I have 66kg weight. Before I had 71kg. Quite worried how to increase my weigh?

You can do this: Slowly with help from nutritionist/ physician. If you were in bed much - may have lost muscle mass. Eat healthy high
calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds > ...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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Can burst appendix in childhood (age 2) cause male infertility?

Can burst appendix in childhood (age 2) cause male infertility?

Wouldn't think so: The involves structures are is totally separate parts of the body. A man who gets past such an event in childhood should not assume any fertility issues would be based on that event. ...Read more

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80 year old male diagnosed with burst appendix. Treated for infection and released without removing appendix. Should appendix be removed.?

Varies: Some medical reports indicate that once a ruptured appendix is drained and treated successfully with antibiotics, in some british studies, that an interval appendectomy may not be necessary. Ask your doctors their opinion as to risk of surgery after recovered versus continued observation. It may depend on the person's overall health and risks for having surgery. ...Read more

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I'm a 39 male I've been have pains in my appendix area today when I got up the pains have been sharper and is painful to walk thought it was a muscle?

I'm a 39 male I've been have pains in my appendix area today when I got up the pains have been sharper and is painful to walk thought it was a muscle?

May be appendicitis: Acute onset of pain in the right lower part of your abdomen warrants medical attention. While it can be caused by muscular pain, there are other diagnoses that must be considered, including acute appendicitis. Other symptoms typical for appendicitis include nausea, decreased appetite, fever, vomiting, pain with movement. ...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'm a 17 yr old male and had my appendix removed 6 months ago. Ever since I've had rectal pain and clear mucus in stool. I'm not sure what it could be?

I'm a 17 yr old male and had my appendix removed 6 months ago. Ever since I've had rectal pain and clear mucus in stool. I'm not sure what it could be?

See your surgeon: You need to see your surgeon who will evaluate your symptoms, will confirm if you are seeing mucus vs, for example, pus and will make sure there are no post operative complications from the procedure, such as an abscess. Please see your surgeon, or any surgeon available to you. ...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.

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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Age 26 male. Had mild stomach pain and vomiting bile and it went off the next day. Ct scan showed bulky appendix with 10mm dia. Surgery is required?

Age 26 male. Had mild stomach pain and vomiting bile and it went off the next day. Ct scan showed bulky appendix with 10mm dia. Surgery is required?

Close observation: Your doc should watch you closely for signs of fever and pain that settles into right lower abdomen. Laboratory tests will help decide if surgery/surgery consult is needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a 20 year old male had stomach pains in lower right been to ER and been through blood tests CT scan ultrasound all nil. I fear is it my appendix?

I am a 20 year old male had stomach pains in lower right been to ER and been through blood tests CT scan ultrasound all nil. I fear is it my appendix?

Possible, not likely: Ct is very good for detecting appendicitis, but nothing is perfect. Also, very early appendicitis may not be seen on ct. If you develop fever, worsening symptoms or your symptoms don't resolve, go back to the er! ...Read more

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