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can women become infertile from an emergency appendicitis rupture?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Overstated: Sterilization secondary to scarring in fallopian tubes has long been attributed to the consequence of pus within the pelvis, which can occur with perforated appendicitis. However, recent retrospective analyses have found the incidence of sterility to be much lower than claimed in the past.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Yes: A ruptured appendix can subsequently block fallopian tubes by way of scar tissue from the infection that would ensue.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
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Yes: The first thing to do is to evaluate your fallopian tubes. Your gyn may be able to do a femvue in the office.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Usually not: Whereas in women it can cause blockage of fallopian tubes with inflammatory adhesions. If you are concerned, get to a doctor for a sperm analysis.

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