Can the appendix burst?
Answer: Yes, it can.
a burst appendix will release dangerous toxins into your blood system & is potentially very dangerous. The appendix is a small corner of your intestine & the inflamation that leads to burst appendix is usually caused by trapped old digested food so you can imagine the bacteria & toxins in really old food not good!
Brigham Young died from Acute Appendicitis and Peritonitis. This means that he did not break his appendix (which is impossible) but that he had an inflammed appendix which burst. The bacteria from the burst appendix then spilled into the abdominal cavity and caused a huge internal infection. To this day people die from this and the causes of appendicitis are still unknown.
Right lower abdominal pain will usually indicate problems with your appendix. No one is certain when an appendix may burst, but an abdominal CT or ultrasound my show an enlargement or fluid around the appendix. It must be operated on before it bursts as this organ is full of toxic materials that will cause peritonitis and sepsis if it is left untreated.
Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. It is where the appendix is so swollen it is dangerous to leave in the body and surgery may be necessary in order to remove the infected organ. If left untreated, the appendix can burst inside the body, releasing bacteria into the stomach cavity capable of making the body very sick and possibly causing death to the patient.
As a patient you cannot know if the Appendix is burst. Appendix usually bursts if there is delay in presentation or delay in diagnosis. Clinically the pain will get worse and patient will develop signs of peritonitis with marked degree of guarding, high pulse rate and temperature to suggest perforation.
You will almost certainly die. However, my sister lived through a burst appendix so I know it can be done. Appendicitis is an infected and inflamed appendix. If left untreated it can burst. This results in peritonitis, an infection of the entire abdomen and the organs it contains. Unless quickly treated it leads to death.
What kind of antibotics should you be taking if your appendix burst after coming home from the hospital and you still have a fever?
The inflammation of appendix is known as appendicitis. If diagnosed with it, it must be immediately removed. If left untreated, the inflammation will worsen and evenly lead to burst of appendix. Appendix occurs where there is a blockage or presence of a foreign agent in the body. don't worry you'll find out eventualy