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Is A Ruptured Appendix Always Fatal
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Every patient and every operation is a little bit different. Also every patient's job is different. I generally tell my patients that they can go back to work whenever they feel like it as long as there is no heavy lifting (more than 20 lbs) for 6 wks, mainly to reduce the risk of getting an incisional hernia. Also avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you are still taking pain meds. ...Read more
Widespread infection: When the appendix ruptures it can spew puss about the abdominal cavity causing peritonitis, which is a life threatening condition. At the time of rupture the pain in the right lower abdomen can suddenly and significantly diminish, which is a "false flag". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The first thing to do is to evaluate your fallopian tubes. Your gyn may be able to do a femvue in the office. ...Read more
My 13 yr old had a ruptured appendix, it was awful to see her sick like this. Will this cause any problems for her future health?
Common problem: Unfortunately, in spite of advances in diagnostic equipment, the frequency of rupture has not declined significantly in decades. After the initial prolonged hospital stay, most will go on to have few issues in the future.Scarring can make some structures stick together & this could complicate future surgery like a c-section or act as a pivot point, trapping bowel & causing cramps or other symptms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: A ruptured appendix can subsequently block fallopian tubes by way of scar tissue from the infection that would ensue. ...Read more
Peritonitis Causes: Peritonitis is an irritation of the lining which covers the contents inside of your abdomen. Various different disease processes can cause peritonitis. In simple terms, anything that does not belong inside of the abdominal cavity when present. Can cause irritation which leads to peritonitis. ...Read more
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