perforated appendix
kissaira

Ottawa, Canada

#1 Dec 5, 2007
I had a perforated appendix they did not take it out yet .I was put on iv antibiotics then sent home with some ..That was a month ago I was wondering if with no symptoms now if I still have to have it out or did it heal up ,or will it come back.Had a colonoscopy which they said looked fine,but doc said should have put it is up to me.Any advice on this.
Princess

New York, NY

#2 Mar 20, 2008
Go take it out!,I now is not that easy cos is a surgery but I think u shd go get it removed.
Bartfodder

New York, NY

#3 Jun 8, 2008
Agree with last comment - take it out. I had exactly the same thing last month (perforated appendix, spent week in hospital on IV antibiotics, sent home with more, and 5 weeks later they took it out). Even though it's surgery they can do it laprascopically (keyhole surgery) so after 4 days I'm already back to work. Can't see any benefit of leaving it in ... not an emergency if it's not causing problems, but it's also not doing you any good.
aurora

Severn, MD

#4 Jun 10, 2008
I would agree. Mine was also perforated and I was treated with IV. The surgery was a pain but better than having to go back in again in an emergency. When mine was out, based on the size, the doc seemed fairly certain it would've given me trouble later.

Also, I see you are in Canada so health insurance might not be a factor, but if you have it now (and there's a chance you might not later) better to do it.
Lonewolf

Albany, GA

#5 Apr 29, 2011
I have the same .I'm home waiting on next appt.Still on two antibiotics. Was wondering what to do?My side hurts from time to time but mildly.What to do ??
phil

Milwaukee, WI

#6 Jun 7, 2011
had surgery on Friday june 3rd,mine was perforated too,when its in that state it just has to come out.
Anna

Wichita, KS

#7 Jun 15, 2011
I have had some really bad back pain for 5 days now with no letting up also, I have some pain in lower right abdomen next to pubic bone but not extreme pain- maybe level 5. back pain level 8 or 9. No nausea or fever. Pain seems to be same spot but opposite from each other (one in back & one in abdomen). My question is this: Does anyone think its my appendix? If not, then what? Have never had this pain before.
Heidi

Omaha, NE

#8 Sep 10, 2011
Actually, they have done studies that it is better to put the patient on antibiotics for a couple of weeks and let the infection go down. Then once that goes away, they preform the appendectomy. They are doing this now to reduce the risk of a worst infection, and for faster healing after the surgery.
postsurgery

Hoddesdon, UK

#9 Feb 5, 2012
I had a perforated appendix removed on 15th Jan. Still have a major open wound which is being packed daily and is still draining due to infection. Felt a bit unwell on 13th, bit worse on 14th. Pain was severe from early hours of 15th, had ultrasound scan and CT scan and emergency surgery within hours of arriving at A&E. God bless the NHS.
Sean

Brampton, Canada

#10 Jun 5, 2012
My son is 19. His perfed but was walled. Admitted him into ER three or four days after rupture. Pain tolerance being so high worked against him and typical man. They did U sound and said would not operate. Wanted to settle things down with antibiotics. WBC was over 20.
After five days count came down a bit but inflammation/infection seemed to be same or getting a little worse so they finally did a CT scan day six and did a drain. Did not however touch whatever was left of appendix. After a week he was discharged and taking oral antibiotics. So he was in hospital about 12 days since they were keeping an eye on him. No complications at all. No painkillers since they discharged him and he has been home now for 8 days. WBC now normal. 7.5 now. Healthy diet and bowels work fine. He was lucky
his walled off. Surgeon said his appendix was disintegrated, or likely gone so there is likely nothing to take out. We will likely not get the follow up Interval appendectomy based on this. The conservative approach worked well for him.
Minh

New York, NY

#11 Aug 16, 2012
I have a rapture apendix on 7/31, was in the hospital for 2 weeks on iv antibiotic and send home with two oral antibiotics for 1 weeks. My stomach is still uncomfortable but not too painful, more like constant low level stomach ach. I have irregular bowel movement, and the fecal matter do not look fully process. Is this normal. Doctor told me I can have a elective surgery to have the appendix remove. What your recommendation.
Brandy

United States

#12 Jan 17, 2013
I had a perforated appendix and had to stay in the hospital 5 days and they loaded me up with different antibiotics and sent me home with 2 antibiotics lasting a week. My pain was on the mid upper right side 3-4 inches to the right of my belly button. The pain was actually mild and only hurt when I rolled over in bed, used the restroom and bent over. Standing or sitting still was painless. I almost did not go to the ER, thinking it was something mild. The pain was just a strange feeling but hurt at a low level but was getting a little worse and so I went to the ER. They did a dye CT scan and that proved to be appendicitis. The main reason this happens is when you are constipated a lot and not having regular bowel movements. They put me on a stool softener also and then a prescription stool softener also. They told me to eat more fiber and possibly get a laxitive. I was also given suppositories in the hospital also, Even if you are in mild pain go to the ER right away, especially if you stay constipated or don't have regular bowel movements. The common age to get appendicitis is 10-30 and possibly older, I am 28. Also when you go to the ER demand a tummy CT because they may not take it seriously and send you home with just a viral infection or something similar. I hope this information helps and the procedure is laperadcopic and really painless. I had a sore tummy from the tiny incisions for 3-4 days and it leaves no scars. It is a quick and easy surgery and they do put you asleep for it. I hope this information helps. Appendicitis starts out very mild and sometimes if you are obese you don't have any symptoms at all. Good luck!:)
foamergirl

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#13 Jul 26, 2013
I had a ruptured appendix in March 2013, it walled off, in hospital for a week on IV antibiotics, then oral antibiotics at home for ten days. I do NOT want to have the surgery to have my appendix taken out. Is there anyone out there that has not had their appendix taken out after this process? I have been requested to have a colonoscopy to see if I have secal issues. My appendix is still there.
Patricia

Brentwood, UK

#14 Jan 3, 2014
I am in the UK and had a ruptured appendix March 2012 as I am in my 60's and Diabetic I was treated in hospital for a week on IV antibiotics then home for 7 days of Oral antibiotics.

I still have right sided pain occasionally and have been told I have 'an Abcess Sac' around what remains of my Appedix, which 'may' require further treatment. I have requested surgery but this has been refused because of my age etc.

I am officially discharged from hospital since May 2012 but cannot now get travel insurance as my doctor said he would have to report this as an 'existing condition'. So I can no longer travel (insured) outside UK.
Afro_wiccanboi27

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Mar 15, 2017
Brandy wrote:
I had a perforated appendix and had to stay in the hospital 5 days and they loaded me up with different antibiotics and sent me home with 2 antibiotics lasting a week. My pain was on the mid upper right side 3-4 inches to the right of my belly button. The pain was actually mild and only hurt when I rolled over in bed, used the restroom and bent over. Standing or sitting still was painless. I almost did not go to the ER, thinking it was something mild. The pain was just a strange feeling but hurt at a low level but was getting a little worse and so I went to the ER. They did a dye CT scan and that proved to be appendicitis. The main reason this happens is when you are constipated a lot and not having regular bowel movements. They put me on a stool softener also and then a prescription stool softener also. They told me to eat more fiber and possibly get a laxitive. I was also given suppositories in the hospital also, Even if you are in mild pain go to the ER right away, especially if you stay constipated or don't have regular bowel movements. The common age to get appendicitis is 10-30 and possibly older, I am 28. Also when you go to the ER demand a tummy CT because they may not take it seriously and send you home with just a viral infection or something similar. I hope this information helps and the procedure is laperadcopic and really painless. I had a sore tummy from the tiny incisions for 3-4 days and it leaves no scars. It is a quick and easy surgery and they do put you asleep for it. I hope this information helps. Appendicitis starts out very mild and sometimes if you are obese you don't have any symptoms at all. Good luck!:)
I had the same back in "09" caused had no other symptoms except for pain was transfered to a hospital in the Chinatown district here in Los Angeles treated me with Anitbotics via IV for 4 days was in pain for close to 7years. They even went on telling me I didn't have appendicitis when all tests at the pointed to it. 7 years later they found out I had perforation of my appendix and was starting to get worse according to the surgeon who did my procedure. I'm glad I did make the choice.
Michael

Irving, TX

#18 Apr 14, 2017
Minh wrote:
I have a rapture apendix on 7/31, was in the hospital for 2 weeks on iv antibiotic and send home with two oral antibiotics for 1 weeks. My stomach is still uncomfortable but not too painful, more like constant low level stomach ach. I have irregular bowel movement, and the fecal matter do not look fully process. Is this normal. Doctor told me I can have a elective surgery to have the appendix remove. What your recommendation.
Mine still hurts

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