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Appendix Burst Did Not Have Surgery

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  • Posted By: davidfarr
  • December 8, 2010
  • 11:55 PM

Five years ago i was hospitalized for a burst appendix.
The omentum, a sheet of fatty tissue, often wraps itself around the inflamed appendix, and an exudate that normally develops in the areas of inflammation behaves like glue and seals off the appendix from...
This is what the Doctors explained had happened to me. For the next five days i was fed antibiotics and discharged with a clean bill of health.
I recently have come across material that says i still should have had my abdominal cavity cleaned and the appendix removed. Does this sound right? I know it's been five years but can I have future problems? Does this mean my appendix is still there?

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  • I had the same situation happen to me. About 3 1/2 years ago I had severe abdominal pain so I went to the doctor. I had a fever, felt tired, lost my appetite. It really felt like the hangover from ***l. My doctor pushed on my lower abdomen and I yelled out in pain. Off to the ER I went. In the ER I had a CT Scan to verify that it was appendicitis. The ER doc came back and told me my appendix had already ruptured. The plan was to stabilize me (hooked up to IV's) and then drain the appendix. After that I would be operated on and appendix removed.During the second day in the hospital I had another CT scan to check the status of my appendix. Results came back that my appendix had started to scar over and inflammation had gone down. I stayed in the hospital for another 2 days before I was released -- appendix still inside me. Two weeks after my incident I went back to my doctor after I had another CT scan. My appendix had healed and there was no inflammation. My doctor recommended that I do not have surgery to remove the appendix. In fact, he said as the number of years pass, the less likely I will have another attack of appendicitis.Lighting strikes again. Just a little over 4 weeks ago I had the same mysterious lower right abdomen pain. The pain was nowhere near as bad as it was 3 1/2 years ago. I was torn whether or not to go to the doctor considering I had no other symptoms (nausea, loss of appetite, fever, etc). After a a couple days of debate, I decided to go to the doctors. I went to the doctor and he ordered up some tests. I had a CT scan but the results came back that it wasn't appendicitis. Apparently my scar tissue in my appendix had become irritated. The pain was really only present for two weeks. My doctor once again has suggested not to have surgery. I've struggled a lot on whether or not to have the surgery. I've found very little information or similar situations as mine on the internet. Hope this helps. You're not alone.
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