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

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Symptoms like cramp, fever, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, or loss of appetite. Wait too long to go to ER and it could. Any comments?

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  1. Antonina says:

    No one can tell when exactly the appendix will burst. It first has to be inflamed. This will usually cause pain, possibly nausea/vomiting, and fever. The pain will be

  2. Troy says:

    If you are having an appendix attack, you will not only be in so much pain that you are unable to walk, you will be throwing up greenish/yellow bile that is awful tasting. I would suggest getting to the ER as soon as possible. You do not want it to bust and poison your system. Thats makes for a longer hospital stay.

  3. Leanora says:

    Burst appendix (perforated appendix)!? This is just one of my weird thoughts but can age? Is there a age that your appendix burst at any you are more prone to get a perforated

  4. Ardis says:

    If your appendix bursts it spills fluid and bacteria into the abdominal cavity. This can cause you to become very sick. It is best to get your appendix out before it has a chance to burst. More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_happens_if_your_appendix_bursts

  5. Hyun says:

    When the appendix bursts, it can cause some serious complications like peritonitis and the formation of an abscess. Because of the rupture, bacteria can enter the abdomen. If not treated in time, it can even lead to death. To find more info… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_happens_when_your_appendix_bursts

  6. Edie says:

    Food can sometimes get trapped inside it, it goes rotten and gases begin to build up and cannot escape. Eventually the pressure gets too much and the appendix pops. Note: There are comments associated with this question. See the discussion … More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_causes_an_appendix_to_burst

  7. Sharyl says:

    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

  8. Mario says:

    Symptoms of a Burst Appendix. The appendix is a small organ that has no known value to the human body. It's shaped like a finger and attached via an opening Detail:http://www.ehow.com/about_4579329_burst-appendix-symptoms.html

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