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Is a ruptured appendix always fatal

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Unless treated: Unless treated by immediate surgical interventions and antibiotics afterwards, it is.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Abdominal Pain: Very sick patient Generalised abdominal pain Vomiting Feeling very sick Fever at times Patient needs urgent attention and needs to go by ambulance to ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Pain and fever: Appendicitis and a ruptured appendicitis can present in many ways. There might be a localized pain if there is an abscess or a generalized abdominal ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Death: Appendiceal rupture is seldom without dramatic symptoms, and is relatively easily recognized on ct scanning even if examination is non-classic. If yo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Surgery: Open up the abdomen, appendectomy and clean out ruputured material. It is much more significant procedure than uncomplicated appendicitis.
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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
A 20-year-old female asked:
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
It depends: Every patient and every operation is a little bit different. Also every patient's job is different. I generally tell my patients that they can go ba ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Symptoms appi: HI. Welcome, I'm Dr. Ivy Fisher with health tap. Symptoms of a ruptured appendicitis app, can be many. Emesis, stomach ache and local or diffuse abdo ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Probably not: But if you are having abdominal pain following a fall, you need to go to the er.

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