Where is your appendix?

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Your appendix is at the Ileocecul junction, which is where the ileum from your small intestine and the cecum from your colon meet. It is located on the right lower quadrant of your abdomen.


The appendix is located at the lower right quadrant of the abdomen and it is connected to the cecum which is part of the large intestine. The cecum is a pouch at the beginning of the large intestine and not the end, the end is the anus.

There have been some cases where the location has been more mid-abdomen, which can cause dangerous delays in diagnosis.
The appendix is usually located in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, near the right hip bone.
Its position within the abdomen corresponds to a point on the surface known as McBurney's point.

While the base of the appendix is at a fairly constant location, 2 cm below the ileocecal valve,
the location of the tip of the appendix can vary from being retrocecal (behind the cecum) (74%) to being in the pelvis to being extraperitoneal (occurring or located outside the peritoneal cavity).
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What does the appendix do?

Certain evolution-minded people think that it is the remnant of anorgan that allowed our ancestors to digest cellulose, enabling themto eat greenery. However, there are severa

What is the appendix?

Small, saclike organ. It is a vestiginal organ in humans, it has virtually no function. It is a vestigial organ that people no longer need... It is believed to have been us

Why do you have an appendix?

The reason we have an appendix is unknown. I twas once thought that it could have helped our ancestors digest food more easily. The reason for our (humans) appendix is unclea

Why appendix imflame?

The appendix will inflame when you eat cooked black pepper among other things that you may be allergic to and that will irritate the appendix. Uncooked black pepper has no adv

Why does my appendix hurt?

You may have appendicitis, or an infection of the appendix. I highly recommend you see a doctor as soon as possible to avoid further harm.

Does the appendix have to be removed?

In most people, the appendix never causes problems and never needs to be removed. If it becomes severely infected, it should be removed.