Where Is The Appendix Located In The Body?

hey what's up you guys - block Parker I

am a board certified general surgeon and

in this video we're going to talk about

appendix location just one thing I want

to mention I don't have a scrubs on or

anything I'll have a white coat because

I'm at home and I don't really aware

that's up at home a but like some of my

friends were that at because they're

like family medicine doctors or

pediatricians who don't really wear

scrubs all the time in the hospital or

don't need to wear scrubs really so they

wear them at home like impress their

wife or their neighbors or something but

I don't really do that cuz I wear them

all the time and everybody knows so it's

not really that big of a deal to me to

wear that stuff and the Cetaphil thing

like I'm not going to be you know listen

to somebody's heart during this video so

I don't really need to wear stethoscope

some doctors do that stuff but I don't

anyway so we're going to talk about

appendix location because you guys ask

me all the time which side is the

appendix right where is the appendix

which side is it here is it in your

right ear is it in your left ear no it's

in your abdomen so we're going to talk

about the appendix in the appendix

location so if you haven't seen if you

want to know like all about the appendix

I have some other videos you know check

those out but this one's going to be

specifically about the appendix location

so let me tell you a little anatomy

first this is the anatomic position and

this over here is my right side and this

over here is my left side so this is the

right lower quadrant for the right side

of the abdomen that's where the cecum is

and the appendix is located off the end

of the cecum d the appendix is a tubular

structure in the bowels off the end of

the colon that we don't really know what

it does we think that maybe it has some

immune function at some point but we

kind of don't think it does anything now

we take them out all the time because

they get sick actually the attendings

gets blocked at the base of the Appendix

it'll get blocked and then the bacteria

proliferate and then you'll develop pain

but you want to talk if you want to know

about the appendix pain check out my

other video about the appendix pain but

this one's location so as you can

imagine the C comes on the right side

the appendix is also on the right side

so it is in a belly what we like to call

the abdomen that's doctor folks and it

is off the end of the cecum and so it's

actually down lower when you

have appendicitis the point of maximum

tenderness we would like to call it's

called McBurney's point and that is

between the ASIS or the anterior

superior iliac spine if you're a doctor

you want to say fancy words or the hip

bones are here on the right hand side

and between that and your belly button

so it's about sometimes half way

sometimes one-third of the way between

those two things and so that is the

point of maximum tenderness when you

have appendicitis so question you're

probably watching this video for is

where the hell is the appendix and which

side is it because I have a bunch of

pain it's my left side I have left side

of belly pain it ain't the appendix

unless you possibly have malrotation

which is a whole nother ball of wax I'll

do another video on that and a very

small amount of people may have left

upper quadrant tenderness and that could

be their appendix for most of you normal

ask people is the right lower quadrant

or the right side of the abdomen on the

bottom that's where the appendix is

between the hip bone and the belly

button so I hope that helps you with

locating the appendix and if you have

pain if it's in the right lower quadrant

maybe you want to be concerned about

that usually it doesn't go on for much

more than a couple days before you say

holy Sh I have to go to the hospital

right now if it's been a month it's not

the appendix of something else

so you watch one of the videos if you

want to you know learn more about the

appendix or hernias or gall bladders and

all that good stuff or if you're a

medical student and you want to learn

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take care