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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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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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How much time do I have if my appendix ruptures?

How much time do I have if my appendix ruptures?

Ruptured Appendix: A ruptured appendix is a true emergency because the infection can spread quickly through the abdomen. (typically) right lower abdominal pain with an upset stomach and loss of appetite along with a fever are the early warning signs of appendicitis. Early detection can stop the infection with antibiotic and surgical intervention. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can be done for someone whose appendix ruptures?

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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Wouldn't you feel it if your appendix ruptured ?

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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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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Because my appendix ruptured does that mean i had pid? Or no?

Possibly: If your ruptured appendix caused inflammation in the pelvis, than yes. Usually pid caused by std's, but in rare cases appendicitis can be s cause. ...Read more

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I had a colostomy reversal about 9 years ago after my appendix ruptured and have now started getting pains like a tightening , contracting type below ?

I had a colostomy reversal about 9 years ago after my appendix ruptured and have now started getting pains like a tightening , contracting type below ?

Possible adhesions: People who have had abdominal surgery can develop scar tissue inside. These usually look like spider webs and can be attached to the bowel and inside abdominal wall or other intra-abdominal tissue. These can cause mild to significant pain. However, there are other potential causes. It would be most appropriate to have this problem evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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My appendix ruptured 9 years ago, now we are trying to conceive and no luck. Could it have caused damage and now i'm infertile? I am 33.

My appendix ruptured 9 years ago, now we are trying to conceive and no luck. Could it have caused damage and now i'm infertile? I am 33.

Possibly, keep tryin: You are correct in suggesting that your remote ruptured appy can cause pelvic adhesions and tubal factor infertility. On the other hand, infertility is diagnosed at your age after >12 months of regular (i.e. 3 times weekly) vaginal intercourse without successful conception. If that period has lapsed, see a reproductive endocrinologist infertility specialist with your partner to get resolution! ...Read more

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Rupture (Definition)

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