Appendix Burst – What Happens If A Patient’s Appendix Bursts?

The dangers of appendix burst which happens if appendicitis is left untreated.

APPENDIX BURST – Untreated appendicitis can cause rupture, and here are the things that can happen if a person’s appendix bursts.

Appendicitis is a condition that happens when there’s an inflammation in the appendix. The appendix is a finger-shaped organ that is found on the lower right side of your abdomen.

Appendicitis, Appendix Burst
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One can tell that a person has appendicitis if the lower right abdomen is in pain. If the inflammation worsens, the pain also gets worse and more severe until you can no longer handle it. And such is very dangerous.

Severe abdominal pain needs medical treatment. The standard treatment for this is the surgical removal of the appendix. If left untreated, this may lead to serious complications like a ruptured appendix (appendix burst).

If a rupture happens, infection immediately spreads in the abdomen and this is potentially life-threatening. An immediate surgery will be needed in order to clean the abdominal cavity.

A rupture can lead to widespread infection, abscess, sepsis, and, worse, death.

The symptoms of appendicitis are confusing and sometimes, it is mistaken for a different health issue and this is alarming. As per iCare, one needs to know how to identify and determine this.

According to the blog, these are the common symptoms:

  • Sudden onset of abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain that migrates and settles in the lower right side
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating or swelling
  • Pain with physical activity

Preventing appendicitis has no proven way but your eating habit and food choices would be a great help and can greatly make an impact. Choose to eat foods high in fiber and include lots of whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables.


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