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Digestive System

How do you know when your appendix is about to burst?


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May 27, 2011 2:25AM

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.