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So i went in for lap. removal of endometriosis last tuesday and they saw my appendix was about to burst, so removed it. They said it was about a 7-10 days til it ruptured.

I was in a lot of pain prior to surgery, and when i found out i had endo, i thought it was that. my pain was always in my lower back on the right side. dont remember having much stomach pain. except for when i sneeze. itd always pinch.

so i was wondering how long i had appendicitis?!? is there a general timeline from start to rupture?!? or to when the pain gets bad enough you go to the doctor?!?
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replied June 24th, 2009
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In most of the cases of acute appendicitis, the time from onset of symptoms to perforation (rupture) of the appendix is approximately 48 hours.
It can happen even within 24 hours of experiencing the abdominal pain.
Abdominal pain due to appendicitis, tends to get worse with moving, taking deep breaths, being touched and coughing or sneezing.

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Marija
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