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Can appendicitis form if the ascending colon is on the left side?

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Rishi Kumar
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In brief: Yes

If one has an appendix, it can always be subject to inflammation from an infection, obstruction, etc.
Therefore, it's possible to still have appendicitis regardless of its location (ascending colon on the left side could be due to conditions like situs inversus, for example).

In brief: Yes

If one has an appendix, it can always be subject to inflammation from an infection, obstruction, etc.
Therefore, it's possible to still have appendicitis regardless of its location (ascending colon on the left side could be due to conditions like situs inversus, for example).
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