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Where is my appendix?

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Holly Barth
General Practice
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In brief: Right Lower Quad

Your appendix is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen.
Holly:tell the patient what you have been taught- put thumb on asis(that bone that sticks out at the bottom of the lower right side of your belly) and your 5th finger(pinky) on the edge of the pubic bone (near where the hair ends) extend index finger and find where appendix usually is.

In brief: Right Lower Quad

Your appendix is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen.
Holly:tell the patient what you have been taught- put thumb on asis(that bone that sticks out at the bottom of the lower right side of your belly) and your 5th finger(pinky) on the edge of the pubic bone (near where the hair ends) extend index finger and find where appendix usually is.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology
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In brief: Right lower abdomen

Think of your appendix as a "finger shaped" appendage that hangs off the beginning of your large intestines in the vicinity of your right lower abdomen.
One needs to be careful, though in that even though it is located in the right lower abdomen, an acute appendicitis can present with left sided abdominal pain.

In brief: Right lower abdomen

Think of your appendix as a "finger shaped" appendage that hangs off the beginning of your large intestines in the vicinity of your right lower abdomen.
One needs to be careful, though in that even though it is located in the right lower abdomen, an acute appendicitis can present with left sided abdominal pain.
Dr. Barry Kahn
Dr. Barry Kahn
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Dr. Michael Thompson
There are anatomic variations with the appendix at other locations. Usual though is RLQ (right lower quadrant) of abdomen.
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