Most people know that they don't need their appendix, but what other organs can humans live without?
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I've lived 30 years or so with no gall bladder and no problems. Believe me, if you get a gallstone lodged in your bile duct, you'll be begging for surgery (or a bullet). The telltale symptom, I was told, was the pain under my right shoulder blade. Sounds odd, but it's referred pain. The surgery will be on your right abdomen. The radiologist showed me the x-ray. The pile of stones in my gall bladder was obvious even before she pointed it out.
It is really a dumb thing to think,about living without an organ when it is still functioning and not affected by any diseases.We human are created in the best way among all other living things by GOD.So every organ and part of our body that we are born with is absolutely necessary for us to live a healthy and happy life.But sometimes bad things can happen (like accident,war,cancer etc) then and only then we should think about removing the organ.But we should always choose the way of prevention and cure if it is really possible.
got my gallbladder removed right after turning 18 because of SUDDEN IMMEASURABLE PAIN, no gallstones though, they have no idea why it was inflamed, but it was and it UNBEARABLE to live with so we got rid of it
So if you can survive with just half your brain and be relatively fine, how come you can die just from getting a blunt impact to your head? If it only affects one hemisphere how come you can die from that?
I might live
but I won't live an enjoyable and comfortable life. I'd rather die than live an uncomfortable life without those organs.
And that's their purpose to make life enjoyable, comfortable, worth experiencing and motivate us to keep living and to reproduce and spread life everywhere.
Thank you so much for mentioning living organ donation! I am waiting for a kidney transplant and my best chance for a long term outcome (because of the disease that caused my native kidneys to fail) is with a living donor.
I always thought the spleen was just a made up organ used as a means of putting medi-babble into kids' shows where occasional accidents occur to characters. Think phrases like, "My leg!" or "Ow! Right in the [organ]!"
i keep imagining getting riddled with gunshots and somehow surviving with most of my organs removed... god the maintenance, physical therapy and surgery bills are going to be so expensive... i almost don't want to survive it
Great video, but I'm surprised he didn't mention the pancreas. I know several people missing most or all of theirs, usually due to cancer. Plus, though they aren't vital like some other organs, people can easily live without their reproductive organs. Plus people missing sensory organs. And to speak further on the brain, though it does affect the person, frontal lobotomys are a thing. I could go on. Over all humans are surprisingly resilient creatures.
As someone who has only one lung, I can honestly say, you don't really notice a difference.. my right lung was full of tumors and such so maybe it didn't work great to start, but I often forget I have one lung...
One thing, my heart moved a good distance, and you can't feel my heartbeat from my chest if I'm relaxed lol So I joke with my nieces and nephews that I'm a zombie, I died and have no heartbeat! ;D it freaks them out!
the thing I hate thinking about with having your stomach removed is still vomiting due to dumping syndrome. Vomiting is bad enough without having to think about the fact that the food you just vomited into your mouth came out of your intestines.
(edit sorry should have finished watching before the post as you covered dumping syndrome)
Why do they not remove your kidneys if one or both are broken and you're getting a new one? Wouldn't it be better to get them out if theyre opening you up anyways? also, if only one kidney is working and that means it grows a bit to be more efficient, how does it have enough room to function? do they just Tetris it in there somehow? Why not take one out and put the new one in its place so it can sit more comfortably and do its thing?
Without looking at the video I'm gonna guess: top 3 would be tonsils (since it's a collection of tissues i think it's fair to say it's an organ), appendix, and spleen due to inflammation or eruption that may occur, next 2 are kidney and lung are common in donations and living off one, a male/female sex organ (since I'm sure people transition all the time to different genders) by sustaining off of pills. Lastly I've heard of cholecystectomy for the gallbladder for gallstone. Those are my seven, I cant wait to see if I'm right or not
My Granddad had gallstones and right before surgery to take it out it got infected and the infection spread to his stomach and liver ,so the surgery got postponed and he was sent to hospital and heavily dosed with antibiotics and it cleared the infection from the liver and the stomach and the surgery went through ,but as soon as he stopped the antibiotics the infection came back in his stomach and he had to go back to hospital to get more antibiotics . He finally is ok and returned home last month
"Like a giant chunk of your liver..." Been there, done that. Maybe not a /giant/ chunk but I'm pretty sure 1/3 of my liver is a pretty big chunk to lose. XD Mine had a baseball sized benign tumor (focal nodular hyperplasia for you medical people) growing in it so it had to go.
That and I also don't have my gallbladder and appendix. |D Gallbladder got choked off by scar tissue run amok (my entire liver is encased in the stuff, oops) so that had to go and they took out my appendix for good measure, may as well so I can avoid any emergency surgery in my future and result in even more scar tissue. Thanks body, why u go nuts on scar tissue. OTL
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