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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

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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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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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?

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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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

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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 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