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What side is the appendix on with regards to mesenteric adenitis?

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Dr. Kyle Cologne
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In brief: Similar

The function of the appendix is not entirely known, but it may serve as a home for certain bacteria that normally inhabit the intestine.
It is important because appendicitis (or a serious infection arising in the appendix due to blockage) may closely resemble mesenteric adenitis. While appendicitis often requires surgery, mesenteric adenitis gets better without treatment. See your doctor to tell.

In brief: Similar

The function of the appendix is not entirely known, but it may serve as a home for certain bacteria that normally inhabit the intestine.
It is important because appendicitis (or a serious infection arising in the appendix due to blockage) may closely resemble mesenteric adenitis. While appendicitis often requires surgery, mesenteric adenitis gets better without treatment. See your doctor to tell.
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