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How bad would the bursting of the appendix hurt?

How bad would the bursting of the appendix hurt?

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

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 badly would the bursting of the appendix hurt?

How badly would the bursting of the appendix hurt?

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

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What leads to your appendix to burst?

What leads to your appendix to burst?

Bursting: An appendix will perforate or "burst" as a result of increasing inflammation and tissue necrosis of the intact appendix. The combination leads to an increase in pressure and decrease in strength of the appendix wall......Pop! ...Read more

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What can cause your appendix to burst?

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

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Could you still die from a burst appendix?

Yes: If not diagnosed early enough, can die from peritonitis produced by perforation. If detected early and antibiotic therapy employed prognosis is usually good. ...Read more

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How would it take for an appendix to burst?

Very variable: It is a very varibale time, at time has a fulminant course and other time there is a lingering pain for long time. The time is not a good predictable factor. ...Read more

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How long can you survive with a burst appendix?

How long can you survive with a burst appendix?

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

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What can you do to tell if your appendix is bursting?

What can you do to tell if your appendix is bursting?

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

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What's the likelihood of death if your appendix burst?

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

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What are the warning signs that your appendix might burst?

What are the warning signs that your appendix might burst?

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

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What to do if I don't know how to say it, but what are symptoms that your appendix might burst?

What to do if I don't know how to say it, but what are symptoms that your appendix might burst?

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

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Appendix burst, but will it come back, what to do?

No: If appendix ruptured the patient have it have surgery to have it removed or they will die
if it was not removed for any reason it was not ruptured and it can go back
if you had surgery and it was removed it will not come back. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a burst appendix in a 75 year old?

Dangerous: Burst appendix is dangerous at any age as it may lead to general peritonitis, septicemia and death. ...Read more

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Did my appendix burst? Ached for days in right side then intense pain.

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

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What's the difference symptom wise between appendicitis and burst appendix?

What's the difference symptom wise between appendicitis and burst appendix?

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

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In appendicitis, would a burst appendix initially lead to milder pain only then to get bad again?

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

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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

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How can the pain of a burst appendix compare to child birth?

How can the pain of a burst appendix compare to child birth?

Personal expeirence: I can only answer for myself. My appendix did not burst but I needed an appendectomy. It definitely hurt more than any of my deliveries. ...Read more

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Can getting punch in the appendix cause it to inflame or to burst or cause appendicitis?

Can getting punch in the appendix cause it to inflame or to burst or cause appendicitis?

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

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Supposing your appendix was to burst - how long would you have to be in the hospital for?

Supposing your appendix was to burst - how long would you have to be in the hospital for?

Perforated: A perforated appendix can be managed both operatively and non-operatively, depending on the specific findings. If surgery is undergone, generally a hospital stay can range from 5-7 days. A non-operative management may be a 3-5 day stay. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happened after your appendix burst, and how was the recovery in the hospital?

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

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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

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

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Could a burst appendix cause labored breathing and why?

Could a burst appendix cause labored breathing and why?

Yes: 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

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Can burst appendix in childhood (age 2) cause male infertility?

Can burst appendix in childhood (age 2) cause male infertility?

Wouldn't think so: The involves structures are is totally separate parts of the body. A man who gets past such an event in childhood should not assume any fertility issues would be based on that event. ...Read more

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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

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Sharp acute pains in abdominal. Already had appendix removed, but feels the same as a burst appendix. Help?

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

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