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What is a purpose of appendix?

A: useless organ that basically does very little...cave man times it may have served a purpose but we evolved... acute appendicitis is a medical emergency that can be fatal if unattended. From what i know or read about, it has no known essential purpose. Hereditary? No....not really !!! it had a use about 300 years ago, but nw we''ve evolved and it doesnt do anything but cause mishief like appendicidus. i had appendicidus in february. hope it helps! As many people believe, the appendix is a vestigial organ that serves no purpose. However, this is not entirely true. Apparently it serves as a storage area for "good bacteria" in case disease wipes them out in other areas of the body. (i.e. stomach after dysentery or cholera) Now, since...


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What Are the Common Causes of Umbilical Pain?

A: Umbilical pain is pain that occurs in the center of the abdomen, near the navel, or belly button. The pain can be focused on the umbilical region or radiate out to other parts of the abdomen. Common causes include appendicitis, umbilical hernia, constipation, or over-exertion of the abdominal muscles.. Umbilical pain can accompany acute appendicitis, a condition in which the appendix rapidly becomes progressively inflamed. Emergency treatment is required, as the appendix can burst and spill bacteria into the abdominal cavity, causing a more severe condition called peritonitis, or inflammation of the tissue that lines the abdominal cavity. Typically, the pain starts at the navel and extends to the lower right side of...


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What is an appendectomy?

A: An appendectomy is a surgery to remove the appendix (small finger-shaped pouch at the end of the first part of the large intestine). The procedure is typically performed after a person has been diagnosed with acute appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix). This answer is based on source information from The National Cancer Institute. An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It is always related to an acute illness unless performed during another surgical procedure.The symptoms of acute appendicitis are usually abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, low grade fever and marked tenderness in the right lower potion of your abdomen....


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What Is the Obturator Sign?

A: Physicians use a variety of patient manipulations in the examination room to confirm suspected diagnoses so that a treatment plan can be initiated as quickly as possible. An exam called the obturator sign test is often performed when appendicitis is the culprit ó the case for about 7 percent of the population in their lifetimes. This involves the doctor manipulating the right leg inward to slightly compress the pelvic region. Pain during this movement will indicate that a patient might have an inflamed appendix, which is a seemingly useless little nub that is attached to the lower small intestine.. Before a doctor will confirm appendicitis through an x-ray and recommend surgical excision, the obturator sign test helps to isolate the damage....


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Stomach pain?

A: If you have blood in your stool this could be very serious you should go see your physician. Get some ORGANIC vinegar. Take one teaspoon on the hour. Find a holistic practioner. You sound like your eating the wrong stuff, laden with chemicals, preservatives, & pesticides. Drink spring water. You know what, if I were you I would truly go to the doctor. I''m not trying to be one of those jackasses on this, because my friend went to the doctor when his stool changed and found out he had colon cancer...it could be many things, but really you just need to go get it checked... You should be seen by you MD as soon as possible to be evaluated. Could be diverticulitis, but any time I hear right sided pain, I need to rule out appendicitis ( I think this is less likely as...


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PRELIMINARY REPORT

A: For all intent and purpose, there is no difference; both should include everything that is pertinent. Here"s how it works:  right now I"m actually on call, reading cases from home, I just give a preliminary report (preliminary means exactly that, plain good English:  "what comes before", what comes before the final report).  Tomorrow, someone (myself for some cases) will review them again and submit the final report -we dictate the report and it gets typed-.  So, let"s say a young patient, otherwise healthy, comes in with acute appendicitis, my preliminary report tonight will just read: "acute appendicitis"; when the final report is submitted tomorrow we will include...
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Sharp stabbing pain in lower back, on the right side just below last rib?

A: 1. Holy shit. apendicites. my uncle just had it and was in the hospital for a while and olmost died kuz he ignored the symtoms. go to a doctor 2. It may be just a bruise or as the other guy said an appendicitus. You should go to a doctor and have it checked out. I almost had to get one down cause of the pain but im alright now. Heres some info on appendicitus: appendicitis (or epityphlitis) is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. All cases require removal of the inflamed appendix, either by laparotomy or laparoscopy. Untreated, mortality is high, mainly because of peritonitis and shock. Reginald Fitz first described acute appendicitis in 1886, and it has been recognized as one of the most...


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Sharp stabbing pain in lower back, on right side just below last rib?

A: 1. you might have to go see a doctor. i think it''s time you get your appendix removed. 2. It may be just a bruise or as the other guy said an appendicitus. You should go to a doctor and have it checked out. I almost had to get one down cause of the pain but im alright now. Heres some info on appendicitus: appendicitis (or epityphlitis) is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. All cases require removal of the inflamed appendix, either by laparotomy or laparoscopy. Untreated, mortality is high, mainly because of peritonitis and shock. Reginald Fitz first described acute appendicitis in 1886, and it has been recognized as one of the most common causes of severe acute...


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Pregnant with appendix pain

A: Hi, Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. acute appendicitis is as such not dangerous for the growing baby but it can be dangerous for you if you donít get it treated. Usually, in the first trimester any surgery is avoided. In your case, acute appendicitis is a surgical emergency and can be operated if thereís a risk of rupture or any other complication. The antibiotics used during the treatment can be harmful for the growing baby. Please do discuss the same with your treating surgeon and gynaecologist. I sincerely hope this helps. Take care....


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A: Hi, Welcome to ehealthforum, If the bleeding has stopped, it would suggest that the injury was minor. If there was vaginal manipulation, it might also suggest possible hymen rupture. Avoid further self manipulation. If the discharge has increased, is foul smelling, altered in color/consistency/appearance, then it would suggest infection. Do not ignore your symptoms. Report them to your mother and visit your doctor for thorough examination to rule out serious injury and infection. Get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Avoid vaginal...


 
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