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Doctor insights on: Leaking Appendix Symptoms

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How dangerous is a leaking appendix?

How dangerous is a leaking appendix?

Depends: A ruptured appendix is often a surgical problem. When a patient presents and the appendix has already ruptured and formed an abscess, we will drain the abscess and remove the appendix at a later date once the acute inflammation has died down. A persistent leak from the appendix can cause a fistula and several factors impact the ability of this to close without surgery. ...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 do they seal off where they removed the appendix? Do they burn it or stitch it? Wats chance of a leak?

How do they seal off where they removed the appendix? Do they burn it or stitch it? Wats chance of a leak?

Variable: Usually this is with sutures or staples designed for that purpose. Chance of leak is very low, and should be less than 5% at most. Hope his helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an appendix attack?

What are the symptoms of an appendix attack?

Symptoms: 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'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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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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How long is an appendix patient typically sick before symptoms of appendicitis?

How long is an appendix patient typically sick before symptoms of appendicitis?

Hours to a day: Inflammation of the appendix may be present only a few hours before becoming clinically apparent. ...Read more

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Does having a rectrocal appendix make it harder to diagnose appendicitis, are the symptoms any different than having your appendix in the correct spot?

Does having a rectrocal appendix make it harder to diagnose appendicitis, are the symptoms any different than having your appendix in the correct spot?

Same symptoms: Appenicolith usually cause at either site andseen on x-ray. On inception, mucosa involved and symtoms referred peri-umbilical. When outer sera involved, pain localized to RLQ. If laparoscopic approach then retrocecal harderr to remove. Frequetly IV antibiotics used only unless perforation suspected.. ...Read more

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My lower right side has a stabbing pain and hurts to the touch. Could this be from my appendix? I do not have any other symptoms who do I go to for test?

Highly: Highly unlikely you have appendicitis without general symptoms like nausea, abdominal discomfort, alterations in your bowel habits, fever. Appendicitis is usually an acute condition that developes over hours to a day or two. If your discomfort is something that has been around for a while, then you more likely have some non emergent situation. I recommend that you be seen by a phyisician and examined if you are bothered. ...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?

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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Symptoms of appendix?

Common symptoms: Dscomfort around the belly button, usually moves to the right side of the abdomen over several hours. IWorsens with sneezing, coughing, and deep breathing Pain may increase with movement, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, swelling of the abdomen, abdomen feels hard, onstipation, mild diarrhea, slight fever. ...Read more

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For how long is an appendix typically sick before symptoms of appendicitis?

For how long is an appendix typically sick before symptoms of appendicitis?

12 hour/appendicitis: Appendicitis starts, progresses, with pain in lower right abdomen, fever and signs of infection. By 12 to 24 hours patients know something is wrong and get in to a health care facility. Surgeons remove the bad appendix, hopefully before it ruptures. Surgically cured! Recovery is about a week. Usually one or two days in hospital. Often performed laprascopically. ...Read more

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Can your appendix taking out if you don't have any appendix pain or symptoms?

Can your appendix taking out if you don't have any appendix pain or symptoms?

Interesting question: I once removed an appendix on a patient who was going to sail around the world for two years, a healthy young male. His reasoning was that the only thing that can go wrong, aside from accidental injuries, is acute appendiciits, and he did not want to get sick in a strange uncivilized location. ...Read more

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Can you get your appendix taken out if you don't have any appendix pain or symptoms?

Can you get your appendix taken out if you don't have any appendix pain or symptoms?

Why Would U Want To?: While the risks of surgery are very low, we never operate unless there is a sound clinical reason. Why would you want this? ...Read more

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I have symptoms of minor appendicitis. Would it be safe to put a hot towel against my appendix?

Yes: Appendicitis is an emergency. It would need to be removed right away to prevent the infection from spreading - symptoms start at abdominal pain, nausea and fever that gradually worsen over time. You may not be able to pass gas or have bowel movement because your intestines respond to the inflammation by shutting down. If you are having these symptoms, you need to consult at the er immediately. ...Read more

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