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how long does it take for a ruptured appendix to kill you

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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Varies: An abscess forms and will then spread infection through the abdomen. Once this happens, patients who aren't treated will get sicker, dehydrated and sh ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Variable: The immediate complication rate is much higher for a rutured appendix and there is a small mortality rate associated with it. Assuming that you are p ... Read More
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Dr. David Greuner
18 years experience General Surgery
In : In general, for uncomplicated surgeries, it is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks prior to lifting anything heavier that a gallon of milk. This is because ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Not uncommon: About 7% of the population will develop acute appendicitis in their lifetime. Of these, about 15% of appendicitis will have ruptured or perforated at ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Takes about 4-6 weeks to heal if no splenectomy surgery was needed.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
26 years experience General Surgery
Depends indication?: Laparotomy means incision in the abdomen. If it is just to look for a problem, like if someone was stabbed, once you have looked if everything is ok ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Surgical Emergency: Acute Appendicitis is a surgical emergency and is never left to heal by itself as it can be dangerous not to operate after the diagnosis is establishe ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: In this day and age, a person is unlikely to die from a cavity in their tooth. It depends on their oral hygiene habits. If a person has a cavity and n ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
6-8 weeks average: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
2-3 days: Once appendicitis begins, the appendix will typically rupture within 2-3 days, if left untreated.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Depends on where the aneurysm is located (e.g., brain, chest, abdomen, arms, or legs), but it's certain that a bleeding aneurysm - one which has ruptu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
3 months: It depends on how badly the spleen was damaged. Small cracks will heal in a matter of weeks. Significant damage can lead to other conditions. Usual ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shaw
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
One to two weeks: Your symptoms may resolve in a few days but you should continue to take all of your antibiotics and the infection may take one to two weeks to get com ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: It depends on how your body reacts to infection but as a rule it should get severe very quickly like within 6-12 hours.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Size matters: The biggest predictor of an aneurysms rupture is its overall size. As the radius of the aneurysm increases, the wall tension increases in direct propo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
26 years experience General Surgery
At least 3 months: We recommend to maintain precautions for at least three months, and in high risk patients (like someone playing contact sports) to obtain a repeat sca ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Very variable: It is a very varibale time, at time has a fulminant course and other time there is a lingering pain for long time. The time is not a good predictable ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Will take 4-6 weeks if surgery was not done.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivan Ip
Dr. Ivan Ip answered
12 years experience Hospital-based practice
Why wait?: if you have a kidney infection, it's better to get treated sooner than later. Pyelo can have complications such as abscess formation, kidney injury, e ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
Weeks: Depends on type of hysterectomy and kinds of activities you are considering. With vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy, you may be driving and doing ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
11 years experience Hospital-based practice
It depends: For a simple bladder infection or urinary tract infection (uti), it should get better within 7-10 days with the right antibiotic. If the infection asc ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rickert
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Varies: Typically a ruptured eardrum can heal in the first few weeks after it has been identified. However it can take months or it can not heal at all and re ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
1-2 wks: I would give it approx 10 days. Keep up with the compresses. If it lasts more than 2 wks, then an ophthalmologist can give you extra help.

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