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Bursting Appendix Hurt
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
Often reduces pain: A lot of times pain from the appendix actually becomes less immediately after perforation. Then symptoms increase if progresses to peritonitis. ...Read more
Chest pain near my heart about 3 weeks after having my appendix burst and removed. It hurts to lay down breathe deep cough sneeze burp?
Appendix: Severe right lower abdominal pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
Delay in diagnosis: Appendicitis is medical emergency that requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to peritonitis, serious inflammation of the abdominal cavity's lining (the peritoneum) that can be fatal unless it is treated quickly with strong antibiotics. ...Read more
Depends: The course of a perforated appendix is variable and can range from the most severe and even deadly, to a relatively benign course that requires nothing more than antibiotics without surgery. The best thing to do is get checked out, a surgeon will make the best recommendations for the condition. ...Read more
Severe pain: 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 the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. You likely don’t feel like eating if you have appendicitis. >. ...Read more
Rare, but real: Ruptured appendix leads to death in about 3/1000 appendicitis patients. Usually the very elderly or extremely young. It certainly prolongs your recovery - extending post op hospital stay in our hands from about 2 hrs to about 3.5 days, and requires antibiotics for several days. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Rupture of Appendix: 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 the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. See below. ...Read more
Appendix: Appendicitis can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly a fever. The pain usually moves toward the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Bouncing or jolting will often make the pain worse. Appendicitis can have varying presentations. If you have severe abdominal pain it is best to get to er. ...Read more
Dangerous: Burst appendix is dangerous at any age as it may lead to general peritonitis, septicemia and death. ...Read more
Need to see doctor: This problem can not be evaluated over the internet and someone with it should be seen by health care professional asap. ...Read more
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 treated prior to that time. Patients with perforation may present with higher grade fevers and signs of sepsis, but this is not necessarily the case for every patient. It is hard to differentiate the two based on symptoms and physical examination ...Read more
In appendicitis, would a burst appendix initially lead to milder pain only then to get bad again?
Yes: That's how it happens sometimes. There is an abscess in the appendix, and it grows bigger, swelling and causing pain. Then the abscess leaks out of the appendix and the pressure inside decreases (called a burst appendix), causing less pain. The infection now is in the general abdominal area and will grow, thus needing treatment to avoid death in some hours or days. ...Read more
Woke up because of severe pain up my right side. This is less painful now but has not gone. Could my appendix have burst?
Very unlikely: Very unlikely to have a ruptured appendix. Usually the pain associated with appendicitis would wake you up long before its rupture. It is more likely you slept funny or did something strenuous the day before that is now showing up. Also, you should have other signs like nausea, vomiting, fevers and chills if you have appendicitis. There are really unusual cases, and if signs are there, see an md. ...Read more
Blunt trauma: ...as described is unlikely to inflame the appendix in its classic anatomic location, but of course anything's possible. If you are experiencing symptoms of concern, proceed immediately to your provider for evaluation please. ...Read more
Could you tell me what happened after your appendix burst, and how was the recovery in the hospital?
May be lengthy: If your appendix perforated, you might have developed abdominal infection and it may take a while to get it under control. ...Read more
Did my appendix burst? Had a mild pain on the right side that felt like inflammation, went to the dr and he pressed all over it and didn't find anythin
Maybe not: A burst appendix usually leads to increasing infection inside the abdomen, meaning more fever, more pain, more abdominal firmness... progressing to overwhelming infection if not treated with antibiotics or surgery. That means a person who is walking, talking, and not in much pain is not likely to have a ruptured appendix. A doctor can recheck to follow the patient's progress over time. ...Read more
Yes because the ruptured appendix will spread infection inside the abdomen that will reach the diaphragm which what separate the chest from the abdomen and that will cause labored breathing
in addition the infected abdomen becomes paralyzed and increased pressure and that will push against the lung and can caused labored breathing
if you have any of that do not mess with it go to the er right away. ...Read more
80 year old male diagnosed with burst appendix. Treated for infection and released without removing appendix. Should appendix be removed.?
Varies: Some medical reports indicate that once a ruptured appendix is drained and treated successfully with antibiotics, in some british studies, that an interval appendectomy may not be necessary. Ask your doctors their opinion as to risk of surgery after recovered versus continued observation. It may depend on the person's overall health and risks for having surgery. ...Read more
Sharp acute pains in abdominal. Already had appendix removed, but feels the same as a burst appendix. Help?
Go to ER:
Many causes of an acute abdomen.
Since you have experience this before you should seek immediate medical eval. Since you know the symptoms ...Read more