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What Are The Symptoms Of A Burst Appendix
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
Why wait? Go to ER!: Appendicitis starts with diffuse abdominal pain, loss of appetite - maybe nausea. Then it becomes very localized between hip bone & belly button & very intense. If it ruptures - this is very dangerous - it again becomes more diffuse and wide spread. Get to an er if you are anywhere in this. Don't wait for rupture! ...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
Hernia is a rupture: Assuming you are talking about external abdominal hernias (not herniated disc or internal abdominal hernias), and you care concerned about incarceration or strangulation, any pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, urinary symptoms are warning signs. If you develop any of those, or if the hernia becomes so large that it is cosmetically unsightly, then you need an operation to fix it. ...Read more
Fever,Pain,Diarrhea: A pelvic abscess is a collection of pus that develops after an infection, such as perforated appendicitis, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, crohn's disease, etc. Therefore, some of the symptoms may be related to the primary illness. However, common symptoms include fever, diarrhea, and a deep-seated pain in the pelvis. Rx will require antibiotics +/-drainage +/- rx of underlying prob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ruptured Uterus: I think the biggest sign is fetal distress. If you don't have an epidural then you may feel pain. Sometimes there are not symptoms till it happens. I had a patient that had this catastrophic event and the babies heart rate dropped and never went back to normal. When the baby was delivered it was severely depressed and developed cp. Hope this helps give some personal info. ...Read more
It varies: In the lower GI tract an infection can have a different range of symptoms like diarrhea (with or without blood), gas, or bloating. You can also have fever, nausea and vomiting. These infections can be bacterial or viral. Viral syndromes are usually self-limited while bacterial may need antibiotics for some cases. In any case you want to keep hydrated and see your doctor if you cannot do that. ...Read more
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