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Where is the appendix located?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

The appendix is located in the lower right abdomen. Appendicitis, which means an inflamed appendix, causes pain in this area. Watch Dr. Oz talk about the appendix and appendicitis.

Joan Haizlip, MSN
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

The appendix is located in the lower right side of your abdomen.  It is a finger-shaped pouch that is attached to your colon.

The appendix is typically located in the right lower part of the abdomen, where the small bowel turns into the large bowel.

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