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leaking appendix symptoms

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: A ruptured appendix is often a surgical problem. When a patient presents and the appendix has already ruptured and formed an abscess, we will drain th ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Variable : Usually this is with sutures or staples designed for that purpose. Chance of leak is very low, and should be less than 5% at most. Hope his helps!
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Depends: I usually put in 2 ties around the base of the appendix. I have also used staples and sometimes bury the appendix in the wall of the bowel. Chance of ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Difficult decision: She will definitely have to recover first following surgery. Her functional status will be critical as chemo is typically done as outpatient. A thorou ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms: Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Severe pain: and tenderness
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
21 years experience General Surgery
Very similar.: ruptured appendix starts off as appendicitis. Perforation also known as a rupture occurs when it's allowed to progress to end-state and hasn't been t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Interesting question: I once removed an appendix on a patient who was going to sail around the world for two years, a healthy young male. His reasoning was that the only ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unpredictable: It is compelling reason to see a physician for sudden abdominal pain , early diagnosis is difficult in very young and old , in spite of better diagn ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Hours to a day: Inflammation of the appendix may be present only a few hours before becoming clinically apparent.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Abdominal pain righ: nausea vomiting and right lower quadrant abdominal pain increasing in intensity

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