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How long is it supposed to it take for an appendix to rupture?

How long is it supposed to it take for an appendix to rupture?

Around 72 hours: Appendicitis can progress to rupture after 48- 72 hours, however, every case is unique. ...Read more

Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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After starting symptoms of appendicitis, how long till the appendix ruptures?

After starting symptoms of appendicitis, how long till the appendix ruptures?

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 diagnostic tools. ...Read more

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Have read that when an appendix ruptures a patient with appendicitis feels better for a while. But for how long?

Have read that when an appendix ruptures a patient with appendicitis feels better for a while. But for how long?

Surgical emergency: After rupture of appendicitis, peritonitis and sepsis will set in resulting in death if surgical intervention is not done. ...Read more

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What long term effects does a ruptured appendix cause?

What long term effects does a ruptured appendix cause?

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 past the acute stage, most people do well. Fertility may be decreased in some women after appendiceal rupture and peritonitis and bowel obstruction may be slightly more common in both sexes, but most patients do well in the long run. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a ruptured appendix to kill you?

How long does it take for a ruptured appendix to kill you?

Depends: The overall chance of dying (mortality rate) has been reported at 30% from time periods before surgery was an option. So a ruptured appendix was not usually fatal, although clearly one would be very sick for months or years. These data are clearly skewed, since one would have to die and then have an autopsy, so the actually mortality rate is lower. If a patient dies, it could take days to months. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed by open surgery, the. Appendix was not ruptured. How long will it be until I can carry my school books and bag?

I had my appendix removed by open surgery, the. Appendix was not ruptured. How long will it be until I can carry my school books and bag?

Ask your surgeon: Surgeons have their own preference regarding lifting restrictions, so you should ask them. At eight weeks, a healing wound acquires about 80% of its original tensile strength, so most surgeons impose lifting restrictions of 2-3 months after open surgery ...Read more

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How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly I had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly I had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

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 the tensile strength of a wound is relatively stable at this point. After this, a slow return to normal pre-surgery activity should ensue. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ovarian cyst rupture to cure? Had pelvic ultrasound everything okay I have anxiety I keep thinking chronic appendix

Trust pelvic US: Every woman differs, but usually 6-8 weeks. You might want to temporarily ease off sexual activity until you are pain free. If pain worsens or fever, seek medical attention. Doubt it has connection to appendix even though pain is in same general area. Good luck, heal soon. ...Read more

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What can cause an appendix to rupture?

Untreated appendicit: If acute appendicitis is not treated appropropriately with surgery, than sometimes it can rupture and cause complications. ...Read more

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How much time do I have if my appendix ruptures?

Depends.: A free rupture into ones abdomen can cause sepsis and multi organ failure within hours to days. Most ruptures though are contained between loops of intestine or fat and can smolder for days before spreading. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone whose appendix ruptures?

Emergency Surgery: Appendix ruptures are life and death medical conditions and are treated emergently with surgery. Call 9-1-1, ambulance or take patient to the ER if there is any suspicion that is the case.. ...Read more

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How can I know if my appendix has ruptured?

Examination &testing: You will have pain in right lower abdomen associated with fever, nausea&vomiting and you wait to seek medical care, the pain will get worse
on examination you will have marked tenderness and cat scan will confirm the diagnosis along with blood test. ...Read more

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Can you rupture an appendix without knowing?

Depends.: A free rupture into ones abdomen can cause sepsis and multi organ failure within hours to days. Most ruptures though are contained between loops of intestine or fat and can smolder for days before spreading. Either way you usually have severe pain. I have found some patients with perforations who just thought they had bad constipation or stomach aches ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my appendix has ruptured?

What's the best way to know if my appendix has ruptured?

Very sick: Usually the right lower quadrant pain that was getting worse and became severe making it difficult to walk or sneeze/cough would have temporarily improved slightly only to be followed by severe, diffuse abdominal pain, fevers, chills, vomiting, distension, confusion and eventually death. There are many variations but if you are generally feeling well chances are you do not have a ruptured appy. ...Read more

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How would you know or know exactly when an appendix is ruptured?

Rupture: Tissues are inflammed, swollen and burst, releasing contents of appendix in abdominal cavity. You may not know exactly when it happens but you will become much more ill if it ruptures. ...Read more

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Is a ruptured appendix always fatal?

No, though it can be: When the appendix ruptures, bacteria from the intestinal tract can enter the abdominal cavity, causing severe inflammation and the spread of bacteria into the bloodstream. Sometimes, the hole in the appendix is "band-aided" closed by an adjacent organ, limiting the spread of infection. In rare cases, the body can heal this without medical intervention. Since we cannot predict this, we rx all. ...Read more

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Can spicy food cause your appendix to rupture?

Can spicy food cause your appendix to rupture?

Unlike: Very unlikely unless you' already have appendicitis. Consult general surgeon for specific advice ...Read more

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Wouldn't you feel it if your appendix ruptured?

Yes in majority: Yes, in general you should feel the pain and other symptoms including fever, nausea etc. However in certain group of people i.e. Small children, or elderly people- symptoms could be not very obvious, or information in regard to the pain and other symptoms many times can't be obtained well. In addition sometimes, the presentation can mimic many other different conditions. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes an appendix to rupture?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes an appendix to rupture?

Pain: Appendix is a tube attached to your large colon
if a piece of hard stool gut trapped in the lumen will cause enough swelling that will stop the blood supply to the tip of the appendix and caused rupture that will cause infection spreading inside the abdomen and it could be a life threatening
appendix is made from a small lymph node like cell it can swell up as respond to near infection. ...Read more

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I don't have appendicitis and I really want my appendix to rupture. How can I get appendicitis or my appendix to rupture?

Bad choice: No specific mechanism even if that is your unhappy dangerous wish.
There is a lot of pain and really sick! ...Read more

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I'm convinced my appendix has ruptured but I've gone to 2 Drs and from physical exams they say it's nothing to worry. But I feel like something HELP?

Appendix.: The rupture of an appendix is a rather dire and extreme situation, causing excruciating pain and necessitating emergent surgery. While it does not sound like you're in this type of situation, I don't doubt that you're feeling something that may require medical attention. Present to one of your doctors and, rather than try to diagnose yourself, just describe your symptoms fully. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ruptured appendix?

Severe pain: Pain that is no longer just in the right lower abdomen but that now spreads across the whole abdomen. Extremely sensitive to touch, coughing, bumps in the road. Fevers, racing heartbeat, shortness of breath weakness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ruptured appendix?

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 severe pain. The fever is very often present. ...Read more

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How many different people die from a ruptured appendix?

Much less today.: At least in developed countries the numbers are much smaller than a hundred years ago. Still, it can happen in older patients where other diseases may hide the diagnosis from doctors until it's too late. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have a ruptured appendix and it goes unrecognized?

Usually an abscess: When the appendix ruptures bacteria are released into the abdomen around the appendix, causing an abscess. The appendix itself may not have adequate blood supply and cause gangrene of the bowel in the area. Chronic pain or death may occur. ...Read more

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Can a person have bb & bo from a rupture appendix? (had emerg. Surgery for removal) thanks so

Can a person have bb & bo from a rupture appendix? (had emerg. Surgery for removal) thanks so

Unlikely...: Halitosis (bad breath) and "body odor" may reflect underlying gastrointestinal pathology, but would not be expected to result from an appendix that has already been removed (no matter how diseased it may have been pre-operatively). Check first with your dentist and dermatologist for their respective evaluations and recommendations. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more