Do You Really Need Your Appendix?

Attached to one end of your large intestine is a narrow tube-shaped sac called the appendix.

It is about the size of your longest finger.

Scientists feel that at one time, thousands of years ago, this appendix may have served a purpose in early man’s digestive system. Now, however, it seems to be of no use.

In fact, if the appendix becomes infected by bacteria, it fills with pus and must be removed by surgery, or it might burst and poison the body organs surrounding it.

The first successful appendix operation was performed in Great Britain over 250 years ago.

Comments

  1. darryn says

    the appendix is now been prove to be a home of some sort of beneficial bacteria.

  2. Ima Jew says

    I woke up today and wondered why youu need an appendix if it doesnt do anything and my friends i know the answer it is ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    youu need it because, youu just do : )

  3. Anonymous says

    God gave it to you so you’ld have something else to wonder about!!!!

  4. lapinky says

    I had my appendix removed, and i’ve always wondered if i would ever need it.

  5. jenn says

    why did you have it removed? Today I’m sitting in the hospital waiting on my baby brother to get out of surgery because doctors believe his appendix is infected! N he cannot poop! So they are removing it I’m really worried his only 17 n is going through surgery to remove a body part that DOCTORs beilive is useless. Next thing is going to be toes? How can humans question gods creation!

  6. max says

    This was of no help what so ever, the title, ” Do you really need your appendix ” is a complete misnomer, didn’t even answer that question. Just gave a already bias thought made by secularist, and stated what usually happens to appendixes. NOTHING, what’s so ever about whether you need or not. Talk about misleading….

  7. charlee says

    if your appendix is the size of your largest finger would it shrink if you got your largest finger removed

  8. Briana says

    I had mine out, and I’m only 14. And you don’t need it. It doesn’t have any real use, it carries some beneficial bacteria, but you won’t die without it. You rarely use it anyway.

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