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Q&A: How do you know your appendix just burst and also can you die from it?

April 28th, 2013

Query by Melissa: How do you know your appendix just burst and also can you die from it?

I was possessing ache like beneath my tummy and it hurted so poor at very first and know it just went away, right now. But I’m not sure if it’s my appendix due to the fact i was having the exact same ache for this total week it came and went away.I just wanna know just in case:D
Also, I had no signs, like some websites say. So i do not know what really has been happening to me. But it really is been happening comparable.

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Answer by RMG09 Guardian
It will lead to intense pain in the reduce side abdomen for several days or much more that becomes unbearable. The discomfort does not go away until finally you get surgery to have your appendix eliminated.

Yes, you can die from it.

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  1. FUS ROH DAH
    April 28th, 2013 at 10:09 | #1

    Yeah, u can, but 1 week is too long for appendicitis.

  2. jfreake2004
    April 28th, 2013 at 10:50 | #2

    With appendicitis you will have severe pain in your lower right side with nausea, vomiting and a fever. You will be extremely ill.

    People can die from it without treatment.

    If you are concerned, you should see your doctor. It could have been a stomach virus. There are is a lot of that going around recently.

    Like I tell everyone else on here with stomach issues. If you run a fever of 100.5 or higher, have uncontrolled vomiting or severe stomach pain, get medical treatment immediately.

    Feel better!

  3. TweetyBird
    April 28th, 2013 at 10:58 | #3

    “How do you know your appendix just burst…” — You’d know because if you were previously having true appendicitis pain, the constant pain would stop suddenly.

    “… and also can you die from it?” — You don’t die from the rupture itself. Your appendix is an appendage of your large intestine. To put it more precisely, it’s attached to the cecum, which is the beginning of the colon and which is located immediately before the ascending colon. Bowel contents are highly contaminated. On top of this, infection in the appendix is also contaminated. Neither of these belong in the abdominal cavity and will cause peritonitis. Peritonitis is infection in the peritoneal cavity (abdomen) and is quite a serious matter and can be fatal. So, yes, there is a possibility that one could die.

    “I was having pain like below my tummy and it hurted so bad at first and know it just went away, today. But I’m not sure if it’s my appendix because i was having the same pain for this whole week it came and went away.I just wanna know just in case” — Typically, appendix pain begins around the naval and within a few hours migrates down and right, to the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, near the right hip. I don’t know which part of your body you believe is your “tummy”. If this is your abdomen, then how was the pain “below” your abdomen???? Where WAS it??? At your groin?? If you had the “same pain for this whole week”, then it’s unlikely this has anything to do with your appendix. Appendix pain worsens, it doesn’t remain the same. And there’s also a high likelihood of fever, nausea and vomiting along with the worsening pain. I also don’t think this is chronic appendix (also called a “grumbling” appendix).

    In my opinion, you have intestinal gas.

  4. Todd
    April 28th, 2013 at 11:09 | #4

    It’s probably just gas. If you had appendicitis, you would have symptoms severe enough to force you to go to urgent care, like puking, a fever, and an inability to do simple things. The pain would intensify to almost unbearable and then after the burst, the localized pain goes away. Think of it as a giant pimple. The problem with real appendicitis is that it releases bacteria into the peritoneum. If you’re appendix ruptured, you’d know it.

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